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Summary for 818 S DAKOTA ST S / Parcel ID 7886101215 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: G & H Investment Corporation Common Name: Trade-Marx Sign & Displat Corporation
Style: Other - Utilitarian Neighborhood: Duwamish
Built By: Year Built: 1960

Plat: South Seattle Addition, Block: 9, Lot: Portion

This simple utilitarian building dates from 1960. It was built for the G & H Investment Company. Photos from 1960 suggest that the building has, in fact, changed little since that time, although windows have been replaced. The building was constructed on the site of a wooden shed and storage building, built during the mid-1910s and owned by the Seattle Brick and Tile Company.

This warehouse building has a modified T-shape plan, which includes a very large rectangular warehouse portion with concrete walls and few openings other than services entrances, as well as a smaller attached two-story office wing, also rectangular in plan. The warehouse is one story, but the same height as the office wing. The office wing has a similar design on the east and west elevations, primarily characterized by two levels of repeated rectangular window openings.  There is also a utilitarian entry, accessed by steps, on the west elevation. Currently the building is painted in a colorful combination of blue-green and yellow with a red and yellow angled stripe motif on the coping.

Detail for 818 S DAKOTA ST S / Parcel ID 7886101215 / 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: T-Shape
Structural System: Concrete - Poured No. of Stories: Various
Unit Theme(s): Commerce
Changes to Plan: Slight
Changes to Windows: Extensive
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.

Photo collection for 818 S DAKOTA ST S / Parcel ID 7886101215 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Mar 05, 2010
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