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Summary for 830 4TH AVE / Parcel ID 7666204820 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Sylvester Brothers Furniture Common Name: Old Squire Shop Bldg/ Turner
Style: Commercial, Vernacular Neighborhood:
Built By: Year Built: 1913
Located in what was once an important warehouse district in the former Seattle Tidelands area, this building originally served as the warehouse for the Sylvester Furniture Company. The tidelands were filled through a series of successive grading and fill projects between 1895 and 1929, creating developable land that made the expansion of railroad and port facilities possible and fostering the development of the area for commercial use that supported significant economic progress of the city in the early 20th century.

Although this building is associated with the development of the area as a transportation-related industrial and warehouse district, it has been significantly altered and the lacks physical integrity to be considered significant.

This building was determined not eligible for National Register listing by the Washington State SHPO (1996), due to significant alterations.


This four-story building has been significantly altered.Extensive extensive alterations include the windows on the primary(west) elevation, which are large vinyl sash windows of five vertical panes in each of four symetrical bays which most likely replaced metal sash industrial type windows. A large penthouse with an upswept roof has also been added to the roof of the building.Storefronts appear to be significantly altered.


Washington State Major League Baseball Stadium Project, Vol. 3: Specialized Technical Information,” Seattle, WA: Washington State Major League Baseball Stadium Public Facilities District. August, 1996.

Detail for 830 4TH AVE / Parcel ID 7666204820 / 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: Commercial/Trade - Warehouse Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Brick No. of Stories: three
Unit Theme(s): Commerce, Manufacturing/Industry, Transportation
Changes to Plan: Moderate
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
Changes to Windows: Extensive
Storefront: Moderate
Major Bibliographic References
Kroll's Atlas of Seattle. Seattle: Kroll Map Company, 1920 & 1928.
Baist Maps of 1905, 1908 and 1912.
King County Assessor Property Characteristics Report, database at --parcel locator

Photo collection for 830 4TH AVE / Parcel ID 7666204820 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Mar 04, 2007
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