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Summary for 2226 3rd AVE / Parcel ID 0694000105 / Inv #

Historic Name: Seville Building Common Name: PBJS
Style: Spanish - Eclectic Neighborhood: Belltown
Built By: Year Built: 1929
This 1929 building, known as the Seville Building, was one of many Belltown structures designed by George Wellington Stoddard, for the Dakota Advertising Agency. Stoddard (1896-1967) entered into partnership with his father, Lewis M. Stoddard, following his graduation from the University of Illinois. Following his father’s death in 1929, he practiced alone until 1955, and then practiced in partnership with Francis Huggard. He designed larger homes, as well as apartment buildings, clinics, banks and other commercial structures. His best known works are Memorial Stadium at Seattle Center (1947) and the Green Lake Aqua Theater (1950). The Seville Building has had many uses over the years. It was a warehouse in the 1930s, and a store in the 1950s, with alterations by Bittman Adams and Sanders. It was probably at this time that the first floor windows were enlarged for display purposes. In 1962 it was reconfigured into classrooms for a school. It alter became a computer supply office and warehouse, restaurant and various office uses. Most alterations affected only the interior.
This two-story building is of brick construction with stucco cladding on the front façade. It has a dramatic recessed entry, with an ornate Spanish Revival-style cast stone surround below an arched window with a wrought iron balcony. The entry bay projects about a foot; the parapet is decorated with two large triangular cast stone medallions. The first floor display windows have been somewhat modernized Second story windows are the original 6-over-3 wood sash. The first floor originally had similar windows, but these have been enlarged into display windows.

Detail for 2226 3rd AVE / Parcel ID 0694000105 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick, Stucco Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat with Parapet Roof Material(s): Unknown
Building Type: Commercial/Trade - Business Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Clay Tile No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Moderate
Major Bibliographic References
Shaping Seattle Architecture: A Historical Guide to the Architects. Jeffrey Karl Ochsner, ed. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1994.
King County Tax Assessor Records, ca. 1932-1972.
City of Seattle, Department of Planning and Development, Microfilm Records.

Photo collection for 2226 3rd AVE / Parcel ID 0694000105 / Inv #

Photo taken Jul 04, 2006

Photo taken Jul 04, 2006
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