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Summary for 205 S BRANDON ST S / Parcel ID 5263300615 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Williams Machine Works Common Name: William Machine Fab. Inc.
Style: Modern - International Style Neighborhood: Duwamish
Built By: Year Built: 1965

Plat: McAllister's Addition, Block: 11, Lots: 4-5-6

Architect Harvey Dodd designed this utilitarian building for the Williams Machine Works. Based on information in the King County Tax Assessor’s record card, it was built between 1964 and 1965. Although its design is very simple, it has also maintained a very good degree of integrity. The same business, now advertised on the building façade, still occupies the building. The building is typical of Mid-Modernist utilitarian buildings.


This is a simple two-story concrete box with a floor plan of 100 feet by 85 feet. It has few openings on its west elevation. Its north façade has few openings at the ground level, but has four pairs of punched window openings at the second level. Each of the openings is filled with paired windows in aluminum frames. Each window consists of a square pane set over a smaller rectangular pane. Based on an historic photo, these windows are original. At the ground level, what was once a standard door opening has been widened, but the window to the west appears to be original. The doorway to the east is from a later remodel, as is the small window to the east of it. The doorway at the eastern end of the façade appears in an historic photo. The eastern elevation includes a service entrance on its south side and few or no openings at the ground level. The second level includes three sets of paired window openings with glazing similar to what is found on the façade, as well as a single opening at the back or south side.

Detail for 205 S BRANDON ST S / Parcel ID 5263300615 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Concrete Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat with Parapet Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Industry/Processing/Extraction - Manufacturing Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Concrete - Poured No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Manufacturing/Industry
Changes to Plan: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
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 --parcel locator

Photo collection for 205 S BRANDON ST S / Parcel ID 5263300615 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Feb 22, 2010
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