Fort Lawton, Quartermaster Storehouse, Discovery Park, Seattle, King County, WA
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Discovery Park, Seattle, WA
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS WA-150-W
Building/structure dates: 1905 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1942 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1908 subsequent work
Significance: This building converted from warehouse to office use during World War II. Completed March 31, 1905, from QMGO Plan No. 116-A. Original cost: $11,997. One and one-half story plus basement frame structure on a stone and brick foundation. Dimensions of original: 31' x 114', addition: 24' x 48', and connection: 21' x 30'6". Lapped cedar siding. Gabled roof, dormers and hipped roof addition clad with asphalt shingles (original sections had slate shingles). Dormers are slate faced, now painted. One corbelled brick chimney at south gable end, two ventilators along ridge. Windows generally six-over-six light, double-hung sash, some paired. Area way entrance to basement on west has granite steps. Loading dock and various entrances on east elevation. Interior has cement floor basement, brick piers with stone caps and barred windows. Some smooth T & G fir walls intact on main floor. Alterations ca. 1942: additions to west and north elevations, loading docks, doors, and windows along east side changed, interior covered with plasterboard, asphalt tile and acoustic tile. Electricity replaced mineral oil ca. 1908. Original stove heating now an oil-fired steam heat system.
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Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
1. EAST (PRINCIPAL) FRONT AND SOUTH SIDE, TAKEN FROM SOUTHEAST (8'x10' neg.)
2. SOUTH AND WEST (REAR) SIDES, TAKEN FROM SOUTHWEST (8'x10' neg.)
3. WEST (REAR) AND NORTH SIDES, TAKEN FROM NORTHWEST
4. DETAIL, BASEMENT, BRICK PIERS. OPEN DOOR CARRIES ORIGINAL POST COLOR SCHEME (5' x 7' negative)
5. DETAIL, ATTIC FRAMING '
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