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Fort Lawton, Band Barracks, Discovery Park, Seattle, King County, WA



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B&W Photos

HB1215616
Southeast (principal) Front, And Northeast Side, Taken From East

HB1215617
Southwest And Northwest (rear) Sides, Taken From West

HB1215618
Porch Detail Taken From Southwest


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Photo Caption Pages


Item Title


Location
Discovery Park, Seattle, WA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS WA-150-C
Building/structure dates: 1904 initial construction
Significance: Band Barracks has undergone only superficial alteration, retaining a strong sense of original interior spaces and finish. Exterior remains virtually intact. Completed March 31, 1904, from QMGO Plan No. 64. Original cost: $13,314. Dimensions: 68' x 27'. Two and one-half story and basement frame construction on sandstone and brick foundation. Cross gabled roof has original slate shingles. Lapped cedar siding. Two-over-two light, double-hung sash with "Palladian" windows in attic gables, off-center entrance has double panelled doors with transom. Front porch with pipe railing has Tuscan columns. Interior with side hall retains much of its original plan. Cast iron columns on first floor support a longitudinal beam. 50 percent of embossed metal ceilings remain exposed. Composition floor tiles, one room on second floor soundproofed with acoustical tiles.

Subjects
Military Art & Science
Barracks
Wooden Buildings


Related Names
U.S. Department Of The Army


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. SOUTHEAST (PRINCIPAL) FRONT, AND NORTHEAST SIDE, TAKEN FROM EAST
2. SOUTHWEST AND NORTHWEST (REAR) SIDES, TAKEN FROM WEST
3. PORCH DETAIL TAKEN FROM SOUTHWEST


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