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Summary for 3801 E MARGINAL WAY E / Parcel ID 7666700350 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name: Ash Grove Cement Company
Style: Other - Industrial, Other - Utilitarian Neighborhood: Duwamish
Built By: Year Built: 1925

Seattle Tidelands Ex 01, Blocks 377- 491, Lot: Portion

Structures from ca. 1925 to ca. 2008, (dates in the following are approximate).


The Ash Grove Cement plant in Seattle consists of about fourteen utilitarian structures used in the production of cement. These include storage warehouses from 1928 and 1925, the first of pre-fab steel and the second of structural steel, a material storage shed, also of prefab steel from 1956, a wood frame office/ bulk loading building from 1928, in addition to more recent buildings. The recent buildings include a clay storage building from 1979, the central control room and office, as well as the maintenance shop, both from 1992, and others mostly from the 1990s, with one recent one, (the electric room next to the “dome”), from ca. 2008. All of these structures are highly utilitarian in terms design and function and also altered.

The Seattle cement plant was acquired by the Ash Grove concern, which owns nine plants all over the United States. The company has main offices in Overland Park, Kansas. It was originally founded in Ash Grove, Missouri in 1882, as the Ash Grove White Lime Association.

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Detail for 3801 E MARGINAL WAY E / Parcel ID 7666700350 / Inv # 0

Status: No - Altered
Classication: Site District Status:
Cladding(s): Concrete - Block, Metal Foundation(s):
Roof Type(s): Varied roof lines Roof Material(s): Metal, Other
Building Type: Industry/Processing/Extraction - Processing Plan: Irregular
Structural System: Mixed No. of Stories: Various
Unit Theme(s): Manufacturing/Industry
Changes to Plan: Extensive
Changes to Original Cladding: Extensive
Major Bibliographic References
King County Assessor Property Characteristics Report, database at --parcel locator

Photo collection for 3801 E MARGINAL WAY E / Parcel ID 7666700350 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jul 11, 2010

Photo taken Mar 26, 2010
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