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Summary for 2507 Western AVE / Parcel ID 0653000205 / Inv #

Historic Name: McGrath Candy Company Common Name: Millionair Club
Style: Vernacular Neighborhood: Belltown
Built By: Year Built: 1917
This modest brick building was constructed in 1917 as a typical retail structure with three storefronts and display windows with transoms. In 1937 it was the McGrath Candy Company, which probably manufactured and sold candy here. In 1942 the building was purchased by the Millionair Club. In 1969 the club completely remodeled the facility with new windows and some new cladding. The interior was converted to a large dining room with a kitchen and storerooms to provide meals for homeless people. The Millionair Club Charity was founded in 1921 in Pioneer Square, and moved to this location in 1942. The goal of its founder, Martin Johanson, was to provide jobs as well as meals for homeless people, in order to encourage self-reliance. The charity now serves 10,000 meals a month as well as operating a job dispatch center, a free vision clinic and a hygiene center with access to shower and laundry facilities (

Detail for 2507 Western AVE / Parcel ID 0653000205 / Inv #

Status: No - Altered
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat with Parapet Roof Material(s): Unknown
Building Type: Commercial/Trade - Specialty store Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Brick No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s): Social Movements & Organizations
Changes to Original Cladding: Extensive
Changes to Plan: Moderate
Changes to Windows: Extensive
Major Bibliographic References
King County Tax Assessor Records, ca. 1932-1972.

Photo collection for 2507 Western AVE / Parcel ID 0653000205 / Inv #

Photo taken Mar 18, 2007
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