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Summary for 1331 Stewart ST / Parcel ID 8849700340 / Inv #

Historic Name: Edwards Auto Repair - 113 Eastlake Ave. E. Common Name: Greg's Japanese Auto
Style: Commercial, Other - Industrial Neighborhood: Cascade
Built By: Year Built: 1924
In the opinion of the survey, this property is located in a potential historic districe (National and/or local).
This is an industrial building, built as a “garage,” or an automobile repair shop, in 1924. Aside from the addition of signage and paint, it looks much as it did in 1924. In 1937, it was Edwards Auto Repair. It is still used as an automobile repair shop and is a Greg’s Auto and owned by Ballard Automotive. According to the present managers / owners, it has also been, at one time or other, a brewery, a cheese factory (for 3 years), an automotive repair shop in the 1960s to the 1980s, an automobile sales showroom and a machine shop. Fairly consistently, then it has been associated with automobile repair, but if nothing else, it has been associated with the economic development of Eastlake itself, as well as the Cascade neighborhood at the edge of Capitol Hill.
This building is distinguished by its Eastlake elevation, which consists of five repeated brick clad bays. Each bay consists of a storefront opening framed by brick clad walls, which from the exterior are represented as brick pillars. The actual structure is of reinforced concrete. The roof is flat with a parapet. The parapet is raised between each storefront. The parapet also steps up into a triangular shape over the main entrance. Currently, storefront openings are filled in with wood, but the shape of the openings has not been changed. In addition, a long “Toyota Subaru” sign is attached across the face of the building in the spandrel above the storefront openings and signs for “Greg’s Japanese Auto” have also been added over the entry. Most of the changes, particularly the signage, however, seem reversible. The plan of the building appears rectangular, but one right angle of the rectangle is “cut off” (not literally) at the southwest corner.

Detail for 1331 Stewart ST / Parcel ID 8849700340 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status: INV
Cladding(s): Brick, Concrete - Block Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat with Parapet Roof Material(s): Other
Building Type: Transportation - Road- Related Plan: Irregular
Structural System: Concrete - Block No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s): Commerce, Manufacturing/Industry, Transportation
Changes to Windows: Moderate
Storefront: Moderate
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.

Photo collection for 1331 Stewart ST / Parcel ID 8849700340 / Inv #

Photo taken Sep 30, 2003
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