This property has been altered. Based on field examination conducted in January - February 2014, this property exhibits poor physical integrity and does not exhibit significant historic building fabric or features. Based on preliminary research and comparison with other extant and similar properties, it does not appear to possess significant historical associations or design attributes.
While constructed during an important period of industrial, commercial and warehouse development in the district, due to the degree of alterations this property appears unlikely to meet Landmark designation status.
Constructed in 1948, this wood frame building steps up a sloping embankment on the east side of Eastlake Avenue. Its early uses were a machine shop in the front section at street grade and an apartment behind and above. The earliest tenant was Perry Machine Shop (Polk 1951) followed by Rainier Precision Inc. Machinists (Polk 1960 and 1965), which became Rainier Industrial, Inc. (Polk 1970). The building was originally clad in brick veneer. In a 1962 historic photograph from The Puget Sound Regional Archives, the storefront features metal frame windows and doors and a metal and glazed roll-up garage door at the south end that could be original. The siding on the front facade had been altered to include a combination of brick and shingle siding, with a shingled parapet extending above the flat roof. The apartment section behind the machine shop displays metal windows, shingle siding, a flat roof with a wide metal cornice and a deep overhang on the north side supported by round metal columns atop a poured concrete sidewall. A wood frame garage with a concrete masonry unit north wall, paneled roll up door and metal railing above is attached to the north side of the building.
Bibliographical References: King CountycProperty Record Cards (1937-72), Puget Sound Regional Archives.
1951 City Directory of Seattle. R. L. Polk& Co., Seattle
1960 City Directory of Seattle. R. L. Polk &Co., Seattle
1965 City Directory of Seattle. R. L. Polk &Co., Seattle
1970 City Directory of Seattle. R. L. Polk & Co., Seattle