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Summary for 2-10 Boston ST / Parcel ID 179450-0100 / Inv # QA006

Historic Name: Standard Bakery Common Name: Banjara/Chinoise
Style: Commercial Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1906
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 a keystone building of the business district at the top of Queen Anne hill, located at the major intersection of Queen Anne Avenue North and Boston Street. It was built before 1906, making it one of the oldest commercial buildings in the district. It has always provided a wide variety of services and neighborhood retail businesses. Among the earliest tenants were the Standard Drug Company, Stelzner Meat Market, Roth Shoe Repair and Lawrence Bakery (before 1920). The drug store moved across the street as Salladay's Pharmacy, which survived into the 1990s. In the 1920s there was a radio shop, shoe and watch repair and the Standard Bakery. The bakery remained in the building until the 1990s, expanding into the large corner space. Tenants in the 1930s included Eba's Mutual Groceries and Guthmiller Meat Market. In recent years, tenants have been primarily restaurants. The upstairs originally had living quarters, which later became office space.
This rectangular two-story building is of wood frame construction, clad in red brick veneer. It is very simple, with the only ornament being small panels of concrete above the second floor windows. Pilasters are marked with a narrow band of sandstone. There is a wide cornice and, above the eastern half only, a square parapet. Second-floor windows have newer aluminum sash, which differ from the original configuration. Second-floor windows on the eastern section are considerably larger than those to the west. Storefronts have been somewhat modernized, but have original transom windows. The bulkhead on the corner storefront has been recently clad with stone.

Detail for 2-10 Boston ST / Parcel ID 179450-0100 / Inv # QA006

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick, Stucco Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
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: two
Unit Theme(s): Commerce, Community Planning/Development
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Moderate
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.
Reinartz, Kay F. Queen Anne: Community on the Hill. Seattle: Queen Anne Historical Society, 1993.

Photo collection for 2-10 Boston ST / Parcel ID 179450-0100 / Inv # QA006

Photo taken Dec 27, 2004
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