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Summary for 1750 OCCIDENTAL AVE / Parcel ID 7666206285 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name: United Warehouse Company
Style: Other - Industrial Neighborhood: Duwamish
Built By: Year Built: 1954
This large 78,814 square foot warehouse was constructed of tilt-up concrete in 1954 by the Northern Pacific Railway for the tenant United Warehouse Company. The company built numerous warehouse facilities in the area and leased them to tenants seeking to take advantage of the rail, road and maritime transportation connections for the distribution of goods. According to tax assessor data, the architect was Harry Powell. An addition was constructed in 1957, increasing the area from the original 43,054 square feet to 75,744 square feet. An office addition was constructed on the west side at a later date. The United Warehouse Company is still the primary tenant.

This large masonry warehouse is characterized by its industrial form as a large box like horizontal mass with a barrel vault roof to provide clear-span floor space in the interior. Openings consist of a minimum number of industrial metal sashes and numerous loading bay doors of various sizes. Many of the loading bays have been altered. The office addition on the west side appears incompatible with the original architectural form and character of the warehouse.

Detail for 1750 OCCIDENTAL AVE / Parcel ID 7666206285 / Inv # 0

Status: No - Altered
Classication: District Status:
Cladding(s): Concrete Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Barrel Vault Roof Material(s): Unknown
Building Type: Commercial/Trade - Warehouse Plan: Irregular
Structural System: Concrete - Poured No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s): Manufacturing/Industry, Transportation
Changes to Plan: Extensive
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Other: Moderate
Changes to Windows: Slight
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 1750 OCCIDENTAL AVE / Parcel ID 7666206285 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Mar 14, 2007

Photo taken Mar 04, 2007
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