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Summary for 1124 PIKE ST / Parcel ID 0660001920 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Packard Seattle Common Name: Utrecht Art Supplies
Style: Beaux Arts - American Renaissance Neighborhood: Pike/Pine
Built By: Year Built: 1920
 
Significance
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 is one of Seattle's most elaborately ornamented auto dealerships, as was befitting Packards. These were among the most prestigious automobiles, purchased by the city's elite. The building is clad in terra cotta, and is sited to take advantage of the key intersection of Pike Street and Minor Avenue, where it is highly visible going west toward downtown. The building was constructed in1920 as Packard Seattle. This dealership closed during the Depression, and the building was used by a wholesale auto parts dealer during the 1940s-60s. In the 1970s it again became a dealership, Downtown Datsun and, later a Mazda Jeep/Eagle dealership. The showroom space has been occupied for some time by an art supply store. The separate garage building to the north, at 1515 Minor Ave, was the Packard service area, and is still used for auto repair.
 
Appearance
This brick masonry building is notable for its terra cotta cladding, including a tall arched parapet, flanked by large scrolls, located over the main entrance on the east elevation. The center of the arch is filled with blue-green mosaic tiles with shield medallions. A finial tops the arch. The cornice at the roof line is heavily ornamented with floral garlands. A second projecting cornice above the display windows is simpler, with dentils and egg-and-dart trim. The egg-and-dart motif is repeated in the capitals of the pilasters supporting the cornice; the pilasters continue up to pierce the upper cornice. The eastern elevation has additional bands of ornament between the two cornices. The main entry has newer steel-and-glass entry doors; some of the display windows seem to have newer metal sash that extend almost to floor level. The intact transom are unusual, with every small panes with an X-patterned sash in the center of each section. The south elevation, now the Seattle Volvo showroom along Pike Street, also has terra cotta pilasters and cornices, but some of the sash has been replaced

Detail for 1124 PIKE ST / Parcel ID 0660001920 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick, Terra cotta Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat Roof Material(s): Unknown
Building Type: Transportation - Road- Related Plan: Irregular
Structural System: Masonry - Unreinforced No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Commerce, Transportation
Integrity
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.

Photo collection for 1124 PIKE ST / Parcel ID 0660001920 / Inv # 0


Photo taken Jun 19, 2011

Photo taken Jun 19, 2011
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