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Summary for 2501 Western AVE / Parcel ID 0653000220 / Inv #

Historic Name: Northwestern Paper Box Co. Common Name: Skyway Luggage Co.
Style: Commercial Neighborhood: Belltown
Built By: Year Built: 1910
 
Significance
This 1910 building is part of what was the last remaining industrial complex of the many that once existed on the Belltown waterfront. The concrete building was constructed in 1910 and in 1938 was the Norhwestern Paper Box Company. In 1955 it was purchased by Henry Kotkins, owner of the Skyway Luggage Company, which occupied several buildings in the vicinity. In the early 1960s it was remodeled for Skyway and the distinctive Skyway logo was added to the south fa├žade. The company still owns the building but no longer uses it for manufacturing. The building has been significantly altered twice. In 1938 it had large expanses of muli-light windows, which were replaced in 1964 (with the transoms filled with concrete) and have been replaced and modernized again in recent years.
 
Appearance

Detail for 2501 Western AVE / Parcel ID 0653000220 / Inv #

Status: No - Altered
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Concrete, Wood Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat with Parapet Roof Material(s): Unknown
Building Type: Industry/Processing/Extraction - Manufacturing Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Concrete - Poured No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Manufacturing/Industry
Integrity
Changes to Windows: Extensive
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
Major Bibliographic References
King County Tax Assessor Records, ca. 1932-1972.

Photo collection for 2501 Western AVE / Parcel ID 0653000220 / Inv #


Photo taken Mar 18, 2007
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