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Summary for 1405 DEXTER AVE / Parcel ID 338690-0030 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name: Winemakers Studio/Urban Cross Fit
Style: Vernacular Neighborhood: South Lake Union
Built By: Year Built: 1920
Located in Hinkley's Sup'l/Blk1/Lots 6 & 7.

Additional information obtained from Historic Resource Assessment Report prepared by Sheridan Consulting (June 2005).

This modest wood-frame building appears to have been built as an investment property in 1920-21 to function as a factory & for light manufacturing purposes. Records indicate it was constructed by  Johnson Building Company for Seattle Land & Improvement Company. As an investment property it appears to have historically housed a variety of manufacturing busineses including a paper goods factory, pottery company (Potlatch Pottery c.1938), various paint factories, and a sign company, as well as some other commercial and business uses.

The active industrial use of Lake Union shorelands dates to the 1882 with the establishment of a large industrial sawmill and manufacturing facility on the southern shore that became know as Western Mill. By 1911 a modern era of industrialization had begun as Virgil Bougue promoted Lake Union as a modern industrial area; “The fact that (Lake Union) is located in the very heart of the city indicates that if properly developed it will become a most important factor in the commercial and business activities of the city.” (Seattle Municipal Plans Commission 1911, p. 78)  While Bogue’s plan was rejected, the completion of the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placename w:st="on">Lake Washington <st1:placetype w:st="on">Ship Canal and Ballard Locks in 1917 insured his vision and the expanded industrial role of South Lake Union as maritime, construction-related and manufacturing industries continued to thrive and stimulate additional development.
Exhibits moderate level of alterations. Measures approx. 92' x 104' - one story wood-frame former factory building.

Notable features: Intact industrial character and building form, distinctive shallow bow truss roof form with projecting roof beams at eaves, several intact original wooden (multi-pane) industrial sash window units and transon lights at principal elevations, original service bay openings in place, some original rustic type cladding at facade (only).

Alterations: Door replacements, cladding alterations at north and south elevations, some transon lights removed, some modern aluminum sash.

Detail for 1405 DEXTER AVE / Parcel ID 338690-0030 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood - Drop siding, Wood - T1-11 Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Other Roof Material(s): Other
Building Type: Industry/Processing/Extraction - Manufacturing Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s):
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Moderate
Changes to Original Cladding: Moderate
Storefront: Moderate
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.

Photo collection for 1405 DEXTER AVE / Parcel ID 338690-0030 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Feb 10, 2014
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