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Catalog Number 2008.020.003
Object Name Records
Title Redmond Histric Property Inventory Form No.
Scope & Content
Field Site No.: OAHP No.: Date Recorded: October 1998
Site Name Historic:
Common: Ashleigh's Attic, various businesses
Field Recorder: Stephen Emerson
Owner's Name:
City/State/Zip Code:

National RegisterPhotography Neg. No.:
State Register(Roll No. & Frame No.): 1:24, 25
Determined EligibleView of: Storefronts
Determined Not EligibleDate: October 1998
Local Designation

Classification: District Site Building Structure Object
District Status: NR SR LR INV
Contributing: Non-Contributing:
District/Thematic Nomination Name:

Materials & Features/Structural Types Gable Hip
Building Type: Storefront Flat Pyramidal
Plan: Rectangular Monitor Shed
Structural System: Wood Frame Gambrel
No. of Stories: 1 Other (specify):
Cladding (Exterior Wall Surfaces):Roof Material:
Log Wood Shingle
Horizonal Wood Siding Wood Shake
Rustic/Drop Composition
Clapboard Slate
Wood Shingle Tar/Built-up
Board and Batten Tile
Vertical Board Metal (specify):
Asbestos/Asphalt Other (specify):
Brick Not visible
Terra Cotta LogConcrete
Concrete/Concrete Block Post/Pier Block
Vinyl/Aluminum Siding Stone Poured
Metal (specify): Brick Not visible
Other (specify): Other (specify):

Integrity (See Detailed Description of Physical Appearance):
Changes to plan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changes to windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changes to original cladding . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changes to interior. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other (specify):

Address: 16360 Redmond Way
City/Town/County/Zip Code: Redmond, King County 98052
Township: T25N Range: R5E Section: 11
1/4 Section: NW 1/4 1/4 Section: NW
Tax No./Parcel No.: 7198800110Acreage: less than 1
Quadrangle or map name: Bellevue North 7.5x15 (1982)
UTM References Zone: 10 Easting: 565990 Northing: 5280270
Supplemental Map(s):

High Styles/Forms (check one or more of the following):
Greek Revival Spanish Colonial Revival/Mediterranean
Gothic Revival Tudor Revival
Italianate Craftsman/Arts & Crafts
Second Empire Bungalow
Romanesque Revival Prairie Style
Stick Style Art Deco/Art Moderne
Queen Anne Rustic Style
Shingle Style International Style
Colonial Revival Northwest Style
Beaux Arts/Neoclassical Commercial Vernacular
Chicago/Commercial Style Residential Vernacular (see below)
American Foursquare Other (specify):
Mission Revival
Vernacular House Types
Gable front Cross gable
Gable front and wing Pyramidal/Hipped
Side gable Other (specify):


Study Unit Themes (check one or more of the following):

Agriculture Conservation Politics/Government/Law
Architecture/Landscape Architecture Education Religion
Arts Entertainment/Recreation Science & Engineering
Commerce Ethnic Heritage (specify): Social Movements/Organization
Communications Health/Medicine Transportation
Community Planning/Development Manufacturing/Industry Other (specify):

Statement of Significance

Date of Construction: 1938 Architect/Engineer/Builder:
In the opinion of the surveyor, this property appears to meet the criteria of the National Register of Historic Places.
In the opinion of the surveyor, this property is located in a potential historic district (National and/or local).

This property is probably the only building in Redmond's City Center which displays unmistakable Art Deco design characteristics. These include the stucco cladding, the vertical fluted pilasters of the parapet, and the zigzag decorative markings of the canopy. The building is representative of a period in the business district's development which post-dates the early commercial style elements of the previous years and is indicative of the influence of the Art Deco movement in commercial structures during the 1930s. This building was apparently one of the last to be constructed before the onset of urban decay in the neglected Redmond business core. Aside from this property's significance as an Art Deco commercial building, it is remarkable in its retention of original materials and design, as well as the intact storefront configuration. It has seen continuous use as a multiple-unit small business enterprise. Because of these attributes, largely unique in Redmond, this property appears to be eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places and is a contributing component of the potential Redmond City Center Historic District.

Description of Physical Appearance

This property is a wood frame, 1-story, multiple-unit storefront with a flat roof, concrete foundation, and stucco siding. The roof line is distinguished on the two primary storefront facades (south and east) by a straight parapet with decorative fluted Art Deco pilasters placed at intervals. Below this is a flat suspended canopy with stylized zigzag Art Deco markings along its edge. The primary sides of the storefront level features three slightly recessed glass and wood entry doors on each side and large display windows along its length, as well as a display window at the cutaway corner on the southeast. A metal right-angle shaped sign is attached to the cutaway corner, connecting the canopy and the parapet.

Major Bibliographic References

(Continuation Sheet)

Field Site No. __________OAHP No. __________ Date Recorded: October 1998

Site Name Historic

Common Ashleigh's Attic, various businesses

Photo index

1:24 South and east elevations, storefronts. To northwest.

1:25 South and east elevations, storefronts. To west.
Collection Art Contest 2005, Heritage
Accession number 2008.020.003