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Summary for 2415 AIRPORT WAY / Parcel ID 7666203180 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Chain Belt Co. Common Name: Nordstrom Catering
Style: Modern - International Style, Other - Industrial Neighborhood: Duwamish
Built By: Year Built: 1955
 
Significance

This simple, utilitarian building was completed in 1955. Although two openings on the southern portion of the main elevation have been altered, the façade has kept its integrity. On the other hand, outside of the steel sash windows, it has few character defining features. In 1955, the south side of the building housed the Chain Belt Company, which leased the space. The company also had a prominent sign on the face of the recessed portion of the façade, as well as a sign and advertisement on the south elevation of the projecting portion of the building.

 
Appearance

This building has exterior concrete block walls.  Although it appears to be typically L-shaped in plan, its plan is actually a long rectangle with the south side of the rectangle cut out. Along Airport Way South, the north side of the facade projects out, while the south side is recessed. The projecting north section is distinguished by four window openings at the second level, filled with metal sash. The north window is also larger than the others. At the lower level, there is only one window, filled with metal sash, located at the south side of this elevation.


The recessed south portion of the elevation has one long bank of four metal sash windows. To the north, both the entrance and the service opening over the loading dock have been modified. A curved roof, set over bow trusses is slightly visible above the straight parapet of the façade, on the north side of the building. Much of the rest of the roof appears to be flat and at least originally was supported on glu-lam beams.

Detail for 2415 AIRPORT WAY / Parcel ID 7666203180 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status: INV
Cladding(s): Concrete - Block Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat with Parapet, Other Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Commercial/Trade - Warehouse Plan: L-Shape
Structural System: Concrete - Block No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Commerce, Manufacturing/Industry
Integrity
Changes to Plan: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: Moderate
Changes to Windows: Slight
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
King County Assessor Property Characteristics Report, database at http://www5.metrokc.gov/ --parcel locator

Photo collection for 2415 AIRPORT WAY / Parcel ID 7666203180 / Inv # 0


Photo taken Feb 02, 2010
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