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Summary for 4205 University WAY / Parcel ID 1142001070 / Inv # UD059

Historic Name: Nichols Building Common Name:
Style: Commercial Neighborhood: University
Built By: Year Built: 1907
 
Significance
One of the earliest commercial buildings, the Nichols building was constructed in 1907. It is noteworthy as an early example of a brick commercial building in the University District.
 
Appearance
The Nichols Building is a two-story brick commercial building with smooth grey fa├žade bricks. The boxed cornice is finely detailed with small scrollwork brackets. While the basic structure remains, the storefront has been extremely altered with none of the original storefront remaining.

Detail for 4205 University WAY / Parcel ID 1142001070 / Inv # UD059

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat Roof Material(s): Other
Building Type: Commercial/Trade - Business Plan: Square
Structural System: Masonry - Unreinforced No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Commerce
Integrity
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Storefront: Extensive
Major Bibliographic References
City of Seattle DCLU Microfilm Records.
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.

Photo collection for 4205 University WAY / Parcel ID 1142001070 / Inv # UD059


Photo taken Feb 22, 2002
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