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Summary for 2301 2nd AVE / Parcel ID 0655000075 / Inv #

Historic Name: Gold Star Corporation Common Name: Noel House
Style: Modern Neighborhood: Belltown
Built By: Year Built: 1956
This concrete building was designed in 1956 by architect Don Williams for the Gold Star Corporation, a real estate company. Much of the space was devoted to a print shop, in addition to the real estate office. The company remained here, along with several business supply companies, until the 1980s. The building then became a Catholic bookstore run by the Paulist order. It is now part of a complex of adjacent buildings owned by the Catholic archdiocese to serve the homeless. The upper part is a shelter and the lower part has been used, variously, as a café, art gallery and studio for homeless people.
The building is of precast concrete panels with large display windows on the first floor and smaller windows on the second. A partial third story was added in 1969. The upper windows may have been added; in any case, they have been modernized. Some alterations have been made to the entries as well.

Detail for 2301 2nd AVE / Parcel ID 0655000075 / Inv #

Status: No - Altered
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Ceramic tile, Concrete - Block, Stucco Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat with Parapet Roof Material(s): Other
Building Type: Commercial/Trade - Business Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Concrete - Poured No. of Stories: two & ½
Unit Theme(s): Commerce, Religion
Changes to Plan: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
Changes to Windows: Moderate
Major Bibliographic References
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.
King County Tax Assessor Records, ca. 1932-1972.

Photo collection for 2301 2nd AVE / Parcel ID 0655000075 / Inv #

Photo taken Mar 18, 2007
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