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Summary for 72 S ATLANTIC ST S / Parcel ID 7666207012 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Fortune Transfer Common Name: Fortune Transfer
Style: Other - Utilitarian Neighborhood:
Built By: Year Built: 1957

 This transfer warehouse was built in 1957 and designed by D.W. Deakin for the Union Pacific Railroad.  The railroad leased the building to tenants interested in the advantageous location near marine, rail and road connections for distribution of goods. The Fortune Transfer Comapny was a long-time tenant. Located in the former Seattle tidelands area, this building is associated with the historic development of the area as a transportation-related industrial manufacturing and commercial warehouse district. Especially between 1900 and 1910, the city experienced rapid commercial development and economic prosperity that fostered the outward expansion of the commercial core of Pioneer Square. 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.(This building was previously determined not eligible for the National Register by the Washington SHPO).

This modest utilitarian warehouse is long and narrow, oriented north-south, and has twelve truck loading bays, covered by a suspended metal canopy, along the east elevation. A small concrete block office has been added to the southeast corner. At the north end of the building is an entry and concrete ramp and a partially enclosed yard with a wall on the west side and sheltered by a metal roof. The west elevation is mostly blank with the exception of three widely spaced loading bays.

Detail for 72 S ATLANTIC ST S / Parcel ID 7666207012 / Inv # 0

Status: No - Altered
Classication: District Status:
Cladding(s): Concrete, Concrete - Block, Metal Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat with Parapet Roof Material(s): Unknown
Building Type: Transportation - Road- Related Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Concrete - Poured No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s): Commerce, Transportation
Changes to Plan: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
King County Assessor Property Characteristics Report, database at --parcel locator.
Sheridan, M. Alaskan Way Viaduct and Seawall Replacement Project DEIS, Historic Resources Inventory

Photo collection for 72 S ATLANTIC ST S / Parcel ID 7666207012 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Nov 16, 2008

Photo taken Nov 16, 2008
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