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Summary for 2230 1ST AVE / Parcel ID 7666206231 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Western Tractor and Equipment Company Common Name: Interstate Supply/ Doty & Associates/ Allison & Ross Picture Frames
Style: Commercial Neighborhood: Duwamish
Built By: Year Built: 1925
In the opinion of the survey, this property is located in a potential historic districe (National and/or local).

Based on the King County Tax Assessor’s record card, this simple building was constructed in 1925. By the early 1930s, J. M. Moran owned the building, which he apparently retained until the late 1940s. At least by the mid-1930s, the building housed Western Tractor & Equipment Company. Although utilitarian in nature, the building has retained its integrity and has several interesting design features.

This is a one-story building with exterior masonry walls and an original heavy timber post and beam interior structure. It is rectangular in plan, roughly 150 feet, along First Avenue South, by 98 feet in width. It is characterized by its six, large trabeated openings. Five of these, arranged to each side of a former service entry, have changed little since at least the mid-1930s. Each storefront usually has a tripartite division and is topped by multiple transom lights, set between somewhat thick wood muntins. The building is also characterized by the pattern of light and darker colored rug brick banding, which occurs primarily above the storefronts.

Detail for 2230 1ST AVE / Parcel ID 7666206231 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status: LR, INV
Cladding(s): Brick, Concrete Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat with Parapet Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Transportation - Road- Related Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Brick No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s): Commerce, Manufacturing/Industry, Transportation
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
Changes to Windows: Slight
Storefront: 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 2230 1ST AVE / Parcel ID 7666206231 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jan 10, 2010
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