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Olive Tower, 1624 Boren Avenue, Seattle, King County, WA



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Item Title


Location
1624 Boren Avenue, Seattle, WA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS WA-167
Significance: The Olive Tower is a fourteen story modernistic apartment house, simply executed in a cream colored stucco finish with ivory colored terra cotta trim. Its vertical emphasis and Gothic treatment of upper stories are most illustrative of the Modernistic style. / Steel frame construction with reinforced concrete. Strong vertical emphasis of the facade; Wa-Co face brick at top of building; decorative frieze of medallions beneath Tudor arches at base. Entry has interesting tile and panels in Tudor style. Otherwise, interior has little or no ornament. Presently deteriorated; apartments.

Subjects
Apartment Houses
Domestic Life
Concrete Buildings


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. CONTEXTUAL VIEW, SOUTHWEST FRONT AND SOUTHEAST SIDE
2. CONTEXTUAL VIEW, SOUTHEAST AND NORTHEAST SIDES
3. CONTEXTUAL VIEW, SOUTHEAST SIDE
4. SOUTHWEST FRONT AND SOUTHEAST SIDE
5. SOUTHWEST FRONT AND NORTHWEST SIDE
6. SOUTHEAST SIDE
7. NORTHEAST SIDE
8. SOUTHWEST FRONT
9. EXTERIOR WINDOW DETAIL
10. INTERIOR WINDOW DETAIL


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