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Summary for 113-117 Summit AVE / Parcel ID 7449500026 / Inv # CH010

Historic Name: Biltmore Annex Common Name: Biltmore Annex
Style: Tudor Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
Built By: Stuart & Wheatley Year Built: 1925
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the National Register of Historic Places.
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
In the opinion of the survey, this property is located in a potential historic districe (National and/or local).
This two-story building is small for the neighborhood and easily overlooked, but is gem-like in its detailing. It was designed in 1925 as a companion to the much larger Biltmore Apartments across the street to the north. The original owner was Stephen Berg, who also owned the Biltmore. It has housed a succession of service and retail businesses such as the Biltmore Market, restaurants, dry cleaners and the current gift store. It is unusual for its design, with a hip roof clad with grey barrel tiles and its terra cotta ornament. The architects were Stuart & Wheatley. Bertram Dudley Stuart (1885-1977) came to Seattle from Canada in 1918 and worked in partnership with Arthur Wheatley from 1925 to 1930. During this period they were responsible for several notable buildings, including the Exeter House, the Bergonian (Mayflower) Hotel and the Marlborough Apartments. Stuart later practiced with Robert Durham, from 1941 to 1977.
This two-story red brick corner building has a hipped roof clad in grey barrel tile with copper gutters and drains. At the corner and each end are stepped parapets with inset terra cotta tiles. The main storefront is at the corner with a double-leafed arched door. Above this entrance is an large (approximately 2' x 4') grouping of terra cotta tiles in geometric designs. The storefronts are intact with wood and glass doors, 10-light transoms and wood display sash and bulkhead. The second floor apartment windows are six-over-one or eight-over-one sash with terra cotta sills. At the rear of the building is a one-story garage with original metal industrial sash and a terra cotta belt course and coping.

Detail for 113-117 Summit AVE / Parcel ID 7449500026 / Inv # CH010

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Hip Roof Material(s): Clay Tile
Building Type: Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Commerce
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
City of Seattle DCLU Microfilm Records.
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.
Ochsner, Jeffrey Karl, ed. Shaping Seattle Architecture, A Historical Guide to the Architects. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1994.

Photo collection for 113-117 Summit AVE / Parcel ID 7449500026 / Inv # CH010

Photo taken Aug 21, 2001
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