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Summary for 3844 1ST AVE / Parcel ID 6172900010 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Seattle Hardware Company Common Name: Easton Refrigeration
Style: Other - Industrial Neighborhood: Duwamish
Built By: Year Built: 1949
This storage warehouse was originally built in 1949 for the Seattle Hardware Company. It was originally designed with a double height storage area, which took up most of the floor area, as well as a much smaller two story area, which included offices and a display space at the second level, as well “roll goods  storage” and “parts storage” at the first level. The building was apparently augmented and altered several times into the late 1960s. On the other hand, most historical photos - from 1949, 1957 and 1967- show some basic combination of corrugated iron, topped by ribbons of glazing.
This is a very large prefabricated steel storage warehouse, characterized by a roof mostly supported by flat trusses. Exterior walls are clad in corrugated iron, surmounted by continuous ribbons of glazing. The building is rectangular in plan. Most of it is topped by flat roof and parapet, although there is a narrower area topped by a gable roof, visible on the north side of the building. The gable roof, as well as the low addition on the north side of the building, appear to be a later additions that postdate a major addition/alteration in 1967.

Detail for 3844 1ST AVE / Parcel ID 6172900010 / Inv # 0

Status: No - Altered
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Glass, Metal Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat with Parapet, Gable Roof Material(s): Metal
Building Type: Commercial/Trade - Warehouse Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Steel No. of Stories: Various
Unit Theme(s): Manufacturing/Industry
Changes to Plan: Extensive
Changes to Original Cladding: Moderate
Changes to Windows: Moderate
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.

Photo collection for 3844 1ST AVE / Parcel ID 6172900010 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jul 10, 2010

Photo taken Jul 10, 2010
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