AKA: Thorndyke II Apartment Building, Magnolia, Seattle, WA

Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses - apartment houses

Designers: Lawrence and Hazen Architects (firm); Pettijohn, Hall, Building Contractor (firm); Charles Albert Lawrence Jr. (architect); Hal Pettijohn (building contractor)

Dates: constructed 1954

2 stories, total floor area: 9,313 sq. ft.

2600 Thorndyke Avenue
Seattle, WA

Building History

Lawrence and Hazen designed this L-shaped apartment building c. 1952 around a large east-facing parking lot; it had two floors and a basement storage room on the north side. Hal Pettijohn was the builder. It overlooked the Interbay BNSF Railyards. All corridors were external. The apartment building was owned by the Mehrer Drywall Company.

Building Notes

In 2019, 2600 Thorndyke contained 9,313 gross square feet, 8,786 net. It occupied a 21,860-square-foot (0.50-acre) site. This two-floor, masonry building contained 22 units, each with an average size of 399 square feet.

Land and improvements had a taxable value of $3,280,000 in 2019, up from $2,405,600 in 2009, according to the King County Assessor.


A second floor apartment sustained $2,000 in damage due to a small fire that occurred on 08/26/2007.