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Summary for 233 1ST AVE / Parcel ID 1989200845 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Salvation Army Common Name: Gold Summit Sagely Monastery
Style: Modern Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1965

This property was constructed in 1965, according to the King County Assessor 1967 property card, in the Uptown neighborhood as an office building for the Salvation Army. The building is a typical Modern professional office building and was designed by architectural firm Naramore, Bain, Brady & Johanson (NBBJ) and constructed by contractor F.R. McAbee.


Constructed in 1965, this wood-frame commercial building is located on the southwest corner of First Avenue W and W Thomas Street on a site that slopes down from east to west. The two-story building with a daylight basement stands on a poured concrete foundation and has a rectangular-shaped plan. The building has a flat roof with eaves. The building is clad in Marblecrete and T1-11 siding. The building’s main entrance is located on its east façade and faces First Avenue W. The main (east) façade is visually divided in two. The south half is slightly recessed and features the main entrance, a flat panel wood door with a T1-11 panel above the door. A curtain wall system flanks the front door, with 4 bays of windows to the south and 1 bay to the north. The north half features panels of cladding with a smooth stucco finish.  The remaining elevations feature banks of anodized bronze aluminum windows with Marblecrete spandrel panels beneath the windows. Vertical pilasters form divisions between the windows and spandrels. At the basement level at the northwest corner, the pilasters extend down and create a recessed and covered porch area.

The building retains integrity, retaining its original materials and design.

Detail for 233 1ST AVE / Parcel ID 1989200845 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Other, Wood - T1-11 Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat with Eaves Roof Material(s): Unknown
Building Type: Commercial/Trade - Professional Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Unknown No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Religion, Social Movements & Organizations
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Storefront: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.

Photo collection for 233 1ST AVE / Parcel ID 1989200845 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Oct 20, 2001

Photo taken Feb 26, 2018

Photo taken Feb 26, 2018

Photo taken Jan 01, 1900
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