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Summary for 1201 S JACKSON ST S / Parcel ID 8170100115 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Black & Tan Club Common Name: Lucky An Dong Chinese Herbs
Style: Commercial Neighborhood: International District
Built By: Year Built: 1917

This 5, 500 square foot wood frame commercial building was constructed in circa 1917. During the 1930’s this building housed a Japanese retail store, Tazuma 10cent Store, and Chikata Drugs, at the front, while the Black and Tan jazz club was conducted out of the back rooms by an African American. The Black & Tan Club has been noted as significant in the history of the Seattle Jazz scene, which was centered on Jackson Street, especially in the pre-World War II era. Today it serves as a retail space for a Chinese grocery and herb store and its former associations are no longer apparent, as the building has been extensively altered.

Additional Sources:

DeBarros, Paul. Jackson Street After Hours: The Roots of Jazz in Seattle. Seattle, WA: Sasquatch Books, 1993.



Altered since 2007
Photo updated 6/17/2010

Detail for 1201 S JACKSON ST S / Parcel ID 8170100115 / Inv # 0

Status: No - Altered
Classication: District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat with Parapet Roof Material(s): Unknown
Building Type: Commercial/Trade - Business Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s): Entertainment/Recreation, Ethnic Heritage
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Extensive
Changes to Original Cladding: Moderate
Storefront: Extensive
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
King County Assessor Property Characteristics Report, database at --parcel locator

Photo collection for 1201 S JACKSON ST S / Parcel ID 8170100115 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jun 17, 2010
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