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Summary for 429 Eastlake AVE / Parcel ID 6847700060 / Inv #

Historic Name: Rainwater & Company (1930s); the Green Tavern (1950s) Common Name: Lobo Tavern & Glass Art
Style: Commercial, Other - Industrial Neighborhood: Cascade
Built By: Year Built: 1918
In the opinion of the survey, this property is located in a potential historic districe (National and/or local).
This building was built in 1918, as part of a small business district/ residential area that once existed on Eastlake between the 600 block and the 400 block, and on both sides of Eastlake, beginning in the 1910s. This is the only real commercial remnant of this neighborhood, aside from the storefront level of the Jensen Block and the auto repair shop at 421 Eastlake East. (Other extant buildings that still remain were residential: Carolina Court and 425 Eastlake Avenue, once an apartment building, but now serving offices and the Grandview Apartments at 429 Eastlake Avenue East). In the 1930s, the building housed Rainwater & Company, Western Window Shade and Ben Odegaard Furniture Repair. Despite changes to the storefront windows on Eastlake, the sense of the original storefront windows still remains and the actual outline and structure of the East elevation as well as the other street elevations is surprisingly intact. By 1959, the building housed the “Green Tavern.” A tavern (the Lobo Inn!), is still located in the building, in addition to a glass art studio.
Rectangular in plan, this building has brick walls and a flat roof with parapet. It resembles a typical brick industrial building from the 1910s. The parapet of the Eastlake elevation steps up to a central rectangle. The edges of the Eastlake façade, (as well as those of the north elevation), are also emphasized by a raised portion of the parapet -- a gesture to more high style architecture. The main elevation faces Eastlake and consists of one story, with vestiges of storefront windows, particularly at the clerestory level. The distinguishing feature of the north elevation, are the series of window openings, topped by segmental arches. From east to west, they begin as almost square, well spaced openings, (topped by segmental arches), and then are succeeded by more frequent and elongated openings along the second half of the elevation. Because of the grade change from east to west, this elevation goes from one to two stories

Detail for 429 Eastlake AVE / Parcel ID 6847700060 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status: INV
Cladding(s): Brick Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat with Parapet Roof Material(s): Other
Building Type: Commercial/Trade - Business Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Masonry - Unreinforced No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s): Commerce, Manufacturing/Industry, Social Movements & Organizations
Storefront: Moderate
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Plan: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
City of Seattle DCLU Microfilm Records.
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.

Photo collection for 429 Eastlake AVE / Parcel ID 6847700060 / Inv #

Photo taken Sep 30, 2003
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