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Summary for 526 1ST AVE / Parcel ID 1988200235 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Modern Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1951

This Modern style commercial building is in the Uptown neighborhood.


Constructed ca. 1951, this one story, one-part block commercial building features a rectangular plan and two storefronts. The building stands on the east side of First Avenue N and faces west. The east portion of the site has paved parking. A seating area extends off the north facade within a narrow set back from the lot line.

A flat roof clad in rolled roofing with a parapet capped in sheet metal flashing shelters interior spaces.

A concrete foundation supports the concrete block structure. Roman brick veneer clads the front facade parapet, piers between storefronts, and the bulkhead. The original fir single-lite door and transom above remain at the 526 storefront along with the original display windows. A steel column supports the storefront header at the mid span over the 526 storefront.

Alterations include new storefront display windows and doorway at the 530 storefront. Painting of the brick at the south storefront and the addition of a canopy at this storefront.

Detail for 526 1ST AVE / Parcel ID 1988200235 / Inv # 0

Status: No - Altered
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick - Roman, Concrete - Block Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat with Parapet Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Rolled
Building Type: Commercial/Trade - Business Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Concrete - Block No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Moderate
Storefront: Moderate
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.

Photo collection for 526 1ST AVE / Parcel ID 1988200235 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Feb 27, 2018

Photo taken Feb 27, 2018

Photo taken Jan 01, 1900
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