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Summary for 1205 E PINE ST E / Parcel ID 6003000355 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: McAlpin-Schreiner Company Common Name: Packard Building
Style: Commercial - Chicago School Neighborhood: Pike/Pine
Built By: Year Built: 1910
This former auto dealership building dating from 1910 has been converted to apartments, with three stories added to the original two.  The primary remaining original features are the prominent second-story cornice with a large modillion at each bay and a stepped concrete string course between the cornice and the second-floor windows, accented at each bay with an oversized scroll detail. The second floor windows on the south facade are a remaining distinctive feature, with large-scale multipaned arched sash.

In 1937 this building was being used by the McAlpin-Schreiner Company, specializing in auto repair.The Pike/Pine/Broadway vicinity became Seattle's Auto Row shortly after the first automobile was offered for sale locally in 1905. For the next twenty years, virtually all the auto dealerships and numerous auto-related businesses, were located here. A unique building type was developed for urban auto dealers. They were fireproof buildings of concrete or brick masonry, with showrooms with large display windows to showcase the merchandise, and driveways to provide interior auto storage in the rear and, sometimes, interior ramps or large elevators to store autos on the upper floors., Some of the buildings wrere highly ornamented with terra cotta. Others, like this one, had more simple but still striking detailing. This

Detail for 1205 E PINE ST E / Parcel ID 6003000355 / Inv # 0

Status: No - Altered
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Concrete, Other, Stucco Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat with Parapet Roof Material(s): Unknown
Building Type: Commercial/Trade - Warehouse Plan: L-Shape
Structural System: Concrete - Poured No. of Stories: five
Unit Theme(s): Commerce, Transportation
Changes to Plan: Extensive
Changes to Windows: Extensive
Changes to Original Cladding: Moderate
Storefront: Moderate
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.

Photo collection for 1205 E PINE ST E / Parcel ID 6003000355 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jun 24, 2011
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