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Summary for 206 S BRANDON ST S / Parcel ID 5263300575 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Bedford Building Common Name: Bedford Building
Style: Modern Neighborhood: Duwamish
Built By: Year Built: 1967

Plat: McAllister's Addition, Block: 10, Lots: 7-12

Architect Chester Lindsey designed the Bedford Building, built in 1968.  At the ground level, sales display rooms were located at the front along Brandon St, while at the mezzanine level, the equivalent spaces housed offices. The rest of the building, at both levels, was warehouse space. The building looks like a Mid-Century Modernist office building with some interesting variations, but also incorporates industrial elements. It has retained a good degree of integrity. The Bedford Building was built on the site of a single family house, originally built in 1931.


This is a two-story building with a rectangular plan, 208 feet by 72 feet. It has concrete and concrete tilt-up exterior walls. Its main façade is primarily distinguished by exposed aggregate concrete panels, which alternate with thin vertical bands of glazing, set in thin aluminum frames. A typical bay includes three such panels - each with a recessed arched shape - which alternate with the thin glazed bands. These slightly more ornamental bays, which occur at the end of the façade and toward the center are usually separated from each other by wider unadorned bays, which seem to be made of two simple panels. Toward the end of the façade, each of the inner and less adorned concrete bays also include a major entrance topped by a canopy.

The west elevation has no openings and is only partially covered by aggregate panel, while the rest is regular concrete. Based on an historic photo, the regular concrete wall was once much less visible, because there was a single family house set next to it.

Detail for 206 S BRANDON ST S / Parcel ID 5263300575 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status: INV
Cladding(s): Concrete Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat with Parapet Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Commercial/Trade - Warehouse Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Concrete - Poured No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Commerce, 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 206 S BRANDON ST S / Parcel ID 5263300575 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Feb 22, 2010

Photo taken Feb 22, 2010
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