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Summary for 710 S LUCILE ST S / Parcel ID 1722800216 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Colombo Supply Company Common Name: Stone-Drew Ashe and Jones Building
Style: Modern - International Style Neighborhood: Duwamish
Built By: Year Built: 1965
 
Significance
In the opinion of the survey, this property is located in a potential historic districe (National and/or local).

Plat: Commercial St Steam Motor Addition, Block: 12, Lot: Portion

Architect:  Robert K. L. Wong

This simple industrial building has retained its integrity. It employs a typical Modernist vocabulary of the 1950s/1960s. Architect Robert K. L. Wong designed it as a warehouse and offices for the Colombo Supply Company in 1965. By 1980, the Peerless Pacific Company, a plumbing wholesaler, occupied the building.  By 2003, the building was known as the Stone Drew Ashe and Jones Building.

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Appearance

 

This building, designed as a warehouse and offices, with one and two story spaces within the same height, is located on the northeast corner of Denver Avenue South and Lucile St. The building is trapezoidal in plan.  One of its main elevations, the only one which is not set at a right angle, faces south along Lucile Street, while the north elevation is also of some interest. A more minor elevation faces west on Denver Avenue South. Exterior walls are of concrete block. The building has a flat roof and a parapet.

The Lucile Street elevation presents two stories and corresponds to the building’s office wing, while everything else behind it was originally designed as warehouse space. Engaged two story pilasters mark the bay divisions on the façade, although several of the bays actually have no openings. After the first bay to the west, which has no openings, the following four bays have glazing at two levels, while the remaining three bays also have no openings. At both levels, each of the bays typically has a row of five windows set in aluminum frames. The second and fourth windows usually include smaller, operable awning style windows, below fixed panes. In a few cases, the glazing seems to have been replaced, but generally, the original glazing seems to have been retained.

Moving around the building, the west facing Denver Avenue South elevation has one service entry above a loading dock. Two engaged pilasters are set to each side of the service entry, marking three bays. Other than the above, there is little other detail.

The north elevation has more detail, although it is probably considered a back elevation. Full height pilasters, similar to those seen on the previous elevations, mark six bays on this elevation. The first bay on the western side of the elevation has a regular sized exterior door. The next two bays each feature a service entry with metal door and surmounted by a transom, divided into five panes. The next two bays have no service openings, but include similar transoms. Completing the elevation, the last bay has no openings.

Based on original drawings, the south Lucile Street and north elevations, in addition to the very simple Denver Avenue South elevation, have changed little since their construction.

 

Detail for 710 S LUCILE ST S / Parcel ID 1722800216 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status: INV
Cladding(s): Concrete - Block, Other Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat with Parapet Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Commercial/Trade - Warehouse Plan: Irregular
Structural System: Concrete - Block No. of Stories: Various
Unit Theme(s): Manufacturing/Industry
Integrity
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
Changes to Windows: Slight
Storefront: Moderate
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.
Drawings, Microfiche Files, Department of Planning and Development.

Photo collection for 710 S LUCILE ST S / Parcel ID 1722800216 / Inv # 0


Photo taken Mar 07, 2010
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