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Summary for 3201-3207 Beacon AVE / Parcel ID 3964400245 / Inv # BH008

Historic Name: Hanford Street Grocery and Bakery Common Name: Kusina Filipina
Style: Commercial Neighborhood: North Beacon Hill
Built By: Year Built: 1927
This one-story commercial building is one of three similar structures anchoring the corner of Beacon Avenue South and South Hanford Street. It is typical of the stores build on major streetcar routes throughout the city in the 1920s. However, it is a "horizontal mixed use" building, with living units in the rear. Scattered development began on Beacon Hill in the 1890s, but activity increased after 1898 when the city purchased 235 acres on the hill for a reservoir and cemetery. In 1901 the city chose what is now Beacon Avenue for Pipeline Number One from the Cedar River Watershed. A second parallel pipeline was compled in 1908, along with two reservoirs near Beacon Avenue South and SW Alaska Street. In 1911 the city set aside the rest of the property as a park, opening a golf course in 1915. Significant growth, including extension of the streetcar line, occurred in the 1920s, when these stores were built. The local high school, Cleveland, opened in 1927. From the 1930s up to at least the 1970s this building housed the Hanford Street Grocery and Hanford Street Bakery. Other businesses over the years have been meat and produce markets, barbers, beauty shops and a knitting studio. Currently the main tenant is a Filipino restaurant.
This commercial building is clad red in wirecut brick, and has largely intact storefronts. One of the five storefronts has been altered; the others still have recessed entries with original wood doors and display windows. The transoms are largely intact, although some have been covered with wood. Most storefronts have tile bulkheads under the windows, while others have brick. The north elevation, on Hanford Street, is clad in stucco and has no windows. There is one living unit toward the rear on Hanford Street, with an aluminum window and door. Three more similar units are in the rear along the alley, where there is also a small shed-roof addition. The 1937 Tax Assessor's photo indicates that this building originally had a stepped parapet, which has been removed, possibly due to damage in the 1949 earthquake.

Detail for 3201-3207 Beacon AVE / Parcel ID 3964400245 / Inv # BH008

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat Roof Material(s): Unknown
Building Type: Commercial/Trade - Specialty store Plan: L-Shape
Structural System: No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s): Commerce
Changes to Plan: Slight
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
History Link
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.

Photo collection for 3201-3207 Beacon AVE / Parcel ID 3964400245 / Inv # BH008

Photo taken Aug 14, 2001
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