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Summary for 2500 Elliott AVE / Parcel ID 0653000165 / Inv #

Historic Name: Marine Café & Tavern Common Name: Skyway Luggage
Style: Commercial Neighborhood: Belltown
Built By: Year Built: 1911
This modest concrete building was built in 1911, when this was a thriving industrial and residential area. In 1937 it was the Marine Café and Tavern, probably serving local workers and seamen, with living quarters above. Henry Kotkins, owner of the adjacent Skyway Luggage Company, bought it in 1945 and the name was changed to the Skyway Café. It is unusually detailed, with a concrete cornice, pilasters on the first story and concrete pediments above the second-story windows. The first-story display windows are covered with wood; the second story windows include original eight-over-eight and older one-over-one wood sash. It has been in residential use for many years, and features a roof garden.

Detail for 2500 Elliott AVE / Parcel ID 0653000165 / Inv #

Status: No - Altered
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Concrete, Metal Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat with Parapet Roof Material(s): Unknown
Building Type: Commercial/Trade - Restaurant Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Concrete - Poured No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Commerce
Changes to Plan: Slight
Changes to Windows: Moderate
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
King County Tax Assessor Records, ca. 1932-1972.

Photo collection for 2500 Elliott AVE / Parcel ID 0653000165 / Inv #

Photo taken Mar 30, 2007
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