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Summary for 1901-1903 10th AVE / Parcel ID 701120-1495 / Inv # QA008

Historic Name: Cut Rate Drugs Common Name: The Vintage
Style: Commercial Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: unknown Year Built: 1909
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 an excellent and intact example of an early wood-clad mixed-use building, constructed in 1909. The Kinnear streetcar line ran past Kinnear Park and up Tenth Avenue West to McGraw Street, making this a logical spot for a commercial building. Originally, a grocery store probably occupied the main storefront. However, by the late 1930s the corner spot was occupied by a Cut Rate Drug Store with a fountain; a barber and a dry cleaner were in the other spaces. There is now a spa in the corner space and a small grocery store/deli.
This is a very intact restored wood-clad building. Cladding on the upper story is stucco, with narrow clapboard on the first floor. The roof has a clapboard parapet above a modillion cornice. A dentillated cornice runs above the storefronts. The storefronts are largely intact, with recessed entries, wood-and-glass doors, paneled wood bulkheads and primarily wood sash. The recessed corner entry has a single round column and original double doors. The apartment entry, in the center, is also intact, with a wood-and-glass door with sidelights. The building has four bay windows with brackets. A square corner bay has two 27-over-1 windows. The three semihexagonal bays (one on the east and two on the south) each have a 21-over-1 window flanked by 9-over-1 double-hung windows. Between the bay, on each of these two main elevation, are two pairs of 15-over-1 sash. The east elevation has a wide planter under center windows; the planter is original (or restored). The rear (west) elevation has been renovated, retaining a considerable amount of the original fabric and replacing some of it. There are new wood stairs, some new window sash and shingles replacing some of the clapboard. A bridge connects to a new building at the rear, allowing both to use the same staircase. Small basement windows on the south elevation, as the building slopes down to the west, have vinyl sash.

Detail for 1901-1903 10th AVE / Parcel ID 701120-1495 / Inv # QA008

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Stucco, Wood, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat Roof Material(s): Unknown
Building Type: Domestic - Multiple Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Commerce
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Slight
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 1901-1903 10th AVE / Parcel ID 701120-1495 / Inv # QA008

Photo taken Dec 27, 2003
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