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Summary for 715 2ND AVE / Parcel ID 3879901040 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: The Viking Common Name:
Style: Vernacular Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built:

This 3-story brick-clad apartment building was constructed in 1930, according to the 1937 King County Assessor property card, in the Uptown neighborhood. The building is known as the Viking Apartments. It was constructed by T.N. Askell for an estimated cost of $50,000.


Constructed in 1930, this apartment building is located midblock on the west side of Second Avenue W between W Olympic Place and W Roy Street. The site slopes down from north to south. The 3-story building has a mostly rectangular plan and stands on a poured concrete foundation. The building has a flat roof with a parapet. A tile clad pent roof projects from the cornice line on the main (east) elevation. The building’s main elevation faces Second Avenue W and the main entrance is located at the north end of the elevation. The building’s elevation is divided into two nearly identical bays. A buff colored brick door surround and pediment mark the recessed entryway. Metal lantern sconces flank the entrance. The front door is wood with a large lite with leaded glass sidelights on either side. The buildings features metal replacement windows. Brick soldier courses form the window headers. The window openings are also highlighted with brick lug sills.

The building retains moderate integrity and is a good example of a brick-clad apartment building.

Detail for 715 2ND AVE / Parcel ID 3879901040 / Inv # 0

Status: No - Altered
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat with Parapet Roof Material(s): Unknown
Building Type: Domestic - Multiple Family Plan: Unknown
Structural System: Unknown No. of Stories: three
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: Moderate
Changes to Plan: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.

Photo collection for 715 2ND AVE / Parcel ID 3879901040 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jan 27, 2004

Photo taken Feb 26, 2018

Photo taken Feb 26, 2018

Photo taken Jan 01, 1900
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