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Summary for 2216 2nd AVE / Parcel ID 0694000020 / Inv #

Historic Name: Cash Register Exchange Common Name: Shorty's
Style: Commercial Neighborhood: Belltown
Built By: Year Built: 1923
This two-story brick building was built in 1923. Judging from the large industrial sash windows that were then on the second story, it was intended for a combination of retail and light industrial uses. In 1937 it housed the Cash Register Exchange, Brown Sheet Metal Works, the North Bend Stage Line and the Niels Hansen Manufacturing Company, which made store fixtures. These were all typical of the uses that could take advantage of Belltown’s lower rents with proximity to downtown customers. It later became a warehouse, then office space. In 1951 it was significantly modernized with new windows on the first floor; it appears that these were later replaced. At that time, the upper loft was used by Sportcaster,probably for clothing manufacturing, a common use in downtown Seattle. It has since been altered further with newer windows on the second floor and marblecrete or heavy stucco cladding on the first story.

Detail for 2216 2nd AVE / Parcel ID 0694000020 / Inv #

Status: No - Altered
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick, Other Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat with Parapet Roof Material(s): Unknown
Building Type: Commercial/Trade - Business Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Brick No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Commerce
Changes to Plan: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: Extensive
Changes to Windows: Extensive
Major Bibliographic References
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.
King County Tax Assessor Records, ca. 1932-1972.

Photo collection for 2216 2nd AVE / Parcel ID 0694000020 / Inv #

Photo taken Jul 04, 2006
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