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Summary for 902 1st AVE / Parcel ID 7666206655 / Inv #

Historic Name: Alaskan Copper Works Common Name: 902 1st Ave S
Style: Commercial Neighborhood: Pioneer Square
Built By: Year Built: 1927
In the opinion of the survey, this property is located in a potential historic districe (National and/or local).
This one-story commercial building was originally constructed in 1927 for the Alaskan Copper Works, who used this building for the retail and wholesale distribution of copper products for approximately the next forty years. The Alaskan Copper Works were established in Seattle in 1912 and continue to fabricate and distribute products primarily for ship building, pulp/paper processing and food processing. This building is described as part of the City of Seattle’s portion of the Boundary Increase to the Pioneer Square Historic District, but not as part of the National Register Historic District.
This one story building with a one-part façade along First Avenue South is located south of the Roebling Building. It is rectangular in plan and is constructed of reinforced concrete. Its First Avenue façade is distinguished by its prominent stepped-gable parapet. It also retains its original display windows, although the multi-pane transoms are no longer in evidence. Cladding is of concrete mainly, but with wood and plywood, as well. An open delivery truck bay at the south end of the façade has been enclosed and is now the location of a recessed entrance with curved glass block and double doors. This last alteration was made around 1950.

Detail for 902 1st AVE / Parcel ID 7666206655 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status: NR, LR
Cladding(s): Concrete, Glass - Glass Block, Wood, Plywood Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat with Parapet Roof Material(s): Unknown
Building Type: Commercial/Trade - Warehouse Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Concrete - Poured No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s): Commerce, Manufacturing/Industry
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
Major Bibliographic References
King County Tax Assessor Records, ca. 1932-1972.
City of Seattle, Department of Planning and Development, Microfilm Records.
Krafft, Katheryn Hills. “Pioneer Square – Skid Road Historic District (Boundary Increase).” submitted 15 December, 1987 and approved 6 May, 1988.
Rosen, Doug.Alaskan Copper Works. Interview by Katheryn Hills Krafft. 11 November 1987.

Photo collection for 902 1st AVE / Parcel ID 7666206655 / Inv #

Photo taken Jul 26, 2004
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