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Summary for 1834 6th AVE / Parcel ID 423290-0190 / Inv # QA009

Historic Name: Weddle's IGA Common Name:
Style: Commercial Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: unknown Year Built: 1910
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 building, built in 1910, is an early example of a corner store, a simple frame building with an apartment above. As the neighborhood became more populated, buildings with several stores and no apartments (such as the ones at 6th and McGraw) were built. Numerous small businesses developed on 6th Avenue West where the West Queen Anne trolley line ran. The line opened in 1905, going up the Counterbalance (Queen Anne Avenue) to Lee Street and west to Sixth Avenue West to its terminus at West McGraw Street. In the 1930s this was Weddle's IGA Market, a member of a local grocers' cooperative association. It was later a deli and bakery and is now an office.
This is a simple two-story gable-front structure with a false front and a prominent dentilled cornice. The entry and original transoms are intact, as well as two of the three wood-framed display windows; the third window has been covered with siding. The window on the north is covered with plywood. Other windows are predominantly one-over-one double hung wood sash. The original clapboard cladding has been replaced with asbestos siding. There is a small addition at the rear, with a residential entry at the rear of the north elevation. On the south is a wood staircase to the apartment on the second floor.

Detail for 1834 6th AVE / Parcel ID 423290-0190 / Inv # QA009

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle - Concrete/Asbestos Foundation(s): Concrete - Block
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Commercial/Trade - Specialty store Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Commerce
Changes to Plan: Slight
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: Moderate
Major Bibliographic References
Berlow, Alexa, Enduring Elements of Neighborhood Urban Form: The Case of the Corner Store in Wallingford, Seattle, M.U.P. thesis, University of Washington ,1994.
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 1834 6th AVE / Parcel ID 423290-0190 / Inv # QA009

Photo taken Dec 27, 2004
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