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Summary for 3309 E Union ST E / Parcel ID 7152200340 / Inv # CA003

Historic Name: Joe's Madrona Food Center Common Name: Madrona Homestyle Market
Style: Commercial Neighborhood: Madrona
Built By: Year Built: 1929
This is a typical example of a 1920s neighborhood commercial building with a considerable amount of architectural integrity. It is distinguished by its ornamentation of Batchelder tiles along the entire upper portion of the storefront. The store opened in 1929, and has been a neighborhood grocery store ever since. It is one of relatively few such stores remaining in Seattle neighborhoods, and is an important part of the small Madrona commercial district.
This is a one-story brick-clad building with a single storefront. Its distinguishing feature is the Batchelder tiles set into the brickwork above the display windows. These include four large dogwood-patterned tiles surrounded by twelve smaller tiles. The storefront has been updated, with a newer steel and glass door and a bulkhead with horizontal wood siding; the display windows are older but not original.

Detail for 3309 E Union ST E / Parcel ID 7152200340 / Inv # CA003

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

Photo collection for 3309 E Union ST E / Parcel ID 7152200340 / Inv # CA003

Photo taken Sep 06, 2001
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