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Summary for 501 1st AVE / Parcel ID 7666206895 / Inv #

Historic Name: Seattle Hardware Company Warehouse Annex Common Name: Seattle Hardware Company Warehouse Annex
Style: Commercial Neighborhood: Pioneer Square
Built By: Year Built: 1923
In the opinion of the survey, this property is located in a potential historic districe (National and/or local).
This was designed in 1923 as a warehouse-office by Albert Wickersham and as an addition to the original eight story Seattle Hardware Company Building, also designed by Wickersham in 1904. It was originally planned to rise to the same height as the original building. It mimics many of the elements of the original building, particularly the stone piers which are rectangular in plan with rounded edges. Based on historical photos, it originally consisted of five bays, set between piers, with large two over two windows.
This is an annex to the main Seattle Hardware Company Building. It is two stories in height, rectangular in plan and continues the belt course as well as the storefront of the adjacent building. Major piers and thinner piers are rectangular in plan with rounded edges, as in the main building. The regular storefront clerestory is multi-pane glass. A large central expanse of the façade has a veneer of thin black plexiglass, added more recently. Within this bay, the entry is a wide rectangle with two small windows placed symmetrically.

Detail for 501 1st AVE / Parcel ID 7666206895 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status: NR, LR
Cladding(s): Stone Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat with Parapet Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Commercial/Trade - Warehouse Plan: Irregular
Structural System: Concrete - Poured No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Commerce
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Moderate
Changes to Windows:
Major Bibliographic References
Krafft, Katheryn Hills. “Northwest Hotel Supply, 212 Second Avenue, Historic Preservation Certification, Part 1,” 24 July 1989.
City of Seattle, Department of Planning and Development, Microfiche Library.

Photo collection for 501 1st AVE / Parcel ID 7666206895 / Inv #

Photo taken May 24, 2004
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