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Summary for 925 E PIKE ST E / Parcel ID 600350-0010 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: unknown Common Name: Neumos
Style: Commercial Neighborhood: Pike/Pine
Built By: Year Built: 1916

This building, constructed in 1916, is in the heart of Seattle's original Auto Row, and probably once had an auto-related use.  It has been completely remodeled and is a nightclub, reflecting the change of the neighborhood to a residential and entertainment district. 

The Pike/Pine/Broadway vicinity became Seattle’s Auto Row shortly after the first automobile was offered for sale here in 1905.  For the next twenty years virtually all local auto dealers and numerous auto-related businesses were located here.  Nearly every building housed at least one dealership, service garage, parts dealer, paint shop or similar business.  “Auto Row” thrived with the strong economy of the 1920s.   However, the Great Depression of the 1930s led to general stagnation, and the neighborhood changed significantly after World War II.  Broadway High School closed in 1946, replaced by Edison Technical School, a vocational training institution.  Many houses became rentals or were replaced by commercial or institutional uses.  As the suburbs grew, most auto dealerships moved away from the congested city locations, although many parts dealers and service businesses remained.   Many of these buildings still remain and have been converted to new uses such as restaurants and clubs to serve the young population.

This one-story building is on the southwest corner of 10th Avenue and E. Pike Street, extending down 10th.  It is rectangular in plan and of wood-frame construction,  originally clad in brick.  Large areas are now covered with marblecrete or plywood, all painted black.  The storefronts have been modernized and some of the windows covered.  The main corner storefront is modernized with large new windows and a modern entry. 

Detail for 925 E PIKE ST E / Parcel ID 600350-0010 / Inv # 0

Status: No - Altered
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick, Other, Plywood Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat with Parapet Roof Material(s): Unknown
Building Type: Unknown Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s): Entertainment/Recreation
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Extensive
Changes to Original Cladding: Extensive
Major Bibliographic References
Williams, Jacqueline B. The Hill with a Future: Seattle's Capitol Hill 1900-1946. Seattle: CPK Ink, 2001.

Photo collection for 925 E PIKE ST E / Parcel ID 600350-0010 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jul 11, 2010
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