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Summary for 316 Alaskan WAY / Parcel ID 5247800150 / Inv #

Historic Name: Terminal Garage Common Name: Old Seattle Parking Garage
Style: Other - Utilitarian Neighborhood: Pioneer Square
Built By: Year Built: 1909
In the opinion of the survey, this property is located in a potential historic districe (National and/or local).
316 Alaskan Way, formerly given the address 84 South Jackson Street, dates from 1909, according to King County Tax Assessor Record cards and serves as a garage for Pioneer Square. It was called the Terminal Garage from 1919 to 1948. The building was considered an intrusion in the original nomination and its significance still remains doubtful. The exterior has clearly been significantly changed, although its heavy timber interior structure is typical of early district buildings and is relatively unchanged. In 1957, records show that the Orphans Home of Seattle made changes to the building. There do not seem to be any records that show what the building looked like in 1909, but it seems likely that while the general shape and the window openings may not have been changed for some time, extensive changes were made to the exterior and particularly to the cladding, parapet and windows. Although the building has served as a garage since 1919, in general it does not appear to be associated with specific historic events or significant people. By 1971, the building was known as the Old Seattle Parking Garage.
Located on the north corner of Alaskan Way and Jackson Street, this 1909 building has three stories and a basement. It has a stucco veneer and wide trabeated windows. Underneath the stucco, the exterior walls are of brick and the window openings have brick sills. The building has eight bays along Alaskan Way and seven bays along Jackson Street and its footprint is 150 feet by 140 feet. It has interior wood timber structure, as well as some concrete walls. A photo from 1936 shows brick parapet, set back over the stucco, suggesting that the building was reclad at some point and may have looked like many earlier brick buildings in Pioneer Square from 1909. Its interior, with the preponderance of heavy timber structure, is typical of many buildings in the district from the period. The 1936 photo shows that the windows were then industrial sash, which have been replaced. The photo also shows one open trabeated opening along Alaskan Way and on the Jackson Street elevation, two similar ones on the west side, as well as another opening on the east side.

Detail for 316 Alaskan WAY / Parcel ID 5247800150 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status: NR, LR
Cladding(s): Concrete, Stucco Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat with Parapet Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Transportation - Road- Related Plan:
Structural System: No. of Stories:
Unit Theme(s): Commerce, Transportation
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Extensive
Changes to Windows: Extensive
Major Bibliographic References
Lange, Greg and Tim O’Brian. “Virtual Pioneer Square,” unpublished manuscript, 27 October 1996. City of Seattle, Department of Neighborhoods, Historic Preservation Program files.

Photo collection for 316 Alaskan WAY / Parcel ID 5247800150 / Inv #

Photo taken Nov 27, 2004
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