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Summary for 202 W HIGHLAND DR W / Parcel ID 173180-0435 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Parkview Apartments Common Name: Parkview Apartments
Style: Tudor Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1927
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the National Register of Historic Places.
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
In the opinion of the survey, this property is located in a potential historic districe (National and/or local).
The Parkview is located across from Kerry Park, one of the city's most prominent viewpoints. It is generally similar to the Victoria to the east, but on a smaller scale. These two buildings and the Narada at 25 W. Highland Drive are an impressive ensemble representing the city's 1920s apartment development. The 1920s was a period of tremendous development in Seattle. The city's population had increased dramatically in previous decades, and prosperity encouraged developers to meet the pent-up demand for housing. Apartments, ranging from basic housing to luxury units, were a significant factor in meeting this need, and became a significant element of the streetscape in many Seattle neighborhoods. The Parkview is a fine example of the design attention paid to many of these buildings, where detailing and materials were used to reduce the impact of large structures. The Parkview was built by the Broman Company, Inc. in 1927, at the height of Seattles' apartment building boom. It was designed by Arthur Brown of the Broman firm for the original owner, I. J. Terhan. The building was purchased by Fred Comeau, a salmon broker, and his wife Ella in 1933. The Oakes family bought the building in 1955 and still owns it today.
The Parkview's plan is U-shaped, around a small landscaped courtyard. The building has three main entries, one near the end of each wing and one in the center. It has three stories plus a daylight basement level. The building is clad with red brick, with extensive terra cotta trim. Each entry has a three-sided bay with a castellated top. The arched door surrounds are terra cotta, topped with large arrow-shaped ornaments. The entry bays have four eight-light leaded casement windows on each floor. The center entry has terra cotta spandrels as well. Other windows are large picture windows flanked by one-over-one sash, arranged singly. Each window has a terra cotta sill with keystones above. Other terra cotta ornament included the parapet coping, a shield above each entry bay and plaques above each window bay.

Detail for 202 W HIGHLAND DR W / Parcel ID 173180-0435 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Unknown Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: U-Shape
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: three
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
City of Seattle DCLU Microfilm Records.
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.

Photo collection for 202 W HIGHLAND DR W / Parcel ID 173180-0435 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Mar 14, 2003
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