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Summary for 5000 MARGINAL WAY / Parcel ID 3573200955 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Inger's Cafe-Cascade Service Station Inc./ Petroleum Transportation Company/ Totem Equipment Co. Common Name: Hudson (Cafe)
Style: Other, Other - Industrial Neighborhood: Duwamish
Built By: Year Built: 1931

This building was part of the Cascade Service Station during the 1930s and operated at that time as Inger's Cafe. It was built around 1931. By at least the mid-1940s, it was part of a larger property owned by the Petroleum Transportation Company, which also built a garage to the east of it in 1946. The former restaurant building later operated as an office. The Petroleum Transportation Company owned the property for a long time, but by 1980, Totem Equipment Company, which specialized in logging equipment, had taken over. The building recently opened as a café/restaurant, known as Hudson.


The building is located on the east side of East Marginal Way South and also faces south on Hudson Street. The north elevation faces the courtyard of what is now a restaurant. There used to be an east elevation, but the east wall now adjoins another building, constructed during the 1940s. This is a simple building with a rectangular plan, a pitched roof, and exterior brick cladding. Large industrial steel sash windows, set over brick sills, also distinguish the elevations.  The Hudson Street elevation has two pairs of such windows to each side of a doorway, as well as two small window openings, now filled in, on the east side of the elevation. The shorter west elevation, which faces East Marginal Way South, has four large openings, also filled with steel sash. 

Detail for 5000 MARGINAL WAY / Parcel ID 3573200955 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: District Status: LR, INV
Cladding(s): Brick Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Transportation - Road- Related Plan: Square
Structural System: Braced Frame No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Manufacturing/Industry, Transportation
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
Changes to Plan: Slight
Changes to Windows: Slight
Storefront: Slight
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Drawings, Microfiche Files, Department of Planning and Development.
King County Assessor Property Characteristics Report, database at --parcel locator

Photo collection for 5000 MARGINAL WAY / Parcel ID 3573200955 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Mar 07, 2010
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