|Title||YMCA (Seattle, Wash.), details of main entrance gables |
|Alternate Title||Young Men's Christian Association, New Central Branch |
|Architects||Albertson, Abraham Horace, 1872-1964 |
|Associate Architect||Wilson, Joseph Wade, 1878-1968|
Richardson, Paul David, 1888-1939
|Client||Young Men's Christian Association |
|Date of Drawing Execution||1930 |
|Object Type||Architectural drawings |
|Physical Description||Ink and graphite on drafting cloth: 108 x 65 cm. |
|Building Street Address||909 4th Ave. |
|Building Location||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Descriptive Notes||Handwritten in title block:|
Main entrance gables
Young Mens Christian Association
New Central Branch
4th Ave. & Marion St.
A.H. Albertson, Architect.
Jos. W. Wilson - Paul Richardson, Associates.
Contract date, April 25, 1930.
Date: Mar. 1, 1930, Sheet No. 14
Revised Apr. 25, 1930 - Roof changed to copper.
Handwritten on drawing:
Section through lobby
Section across main entrance
Scale: 1/2" = 1'0"
|Building Style||Academic Eclectic|
|Building Notes||A. H. Albertson, born in New Jersey on April 14, 1872, graduated from Columbia University (Ph. B. in architecture, 1895) and initially sought work as a draftsman with the firm of Clinton & Russell in New York. Albertson came to Seattle in 1907 as a representative of Howells & Stokes to help prepare a plan for the redevelopment of the downtown Metropolitan Tract. He later formed a separate partnership with Howells around 1917 and then an independent practice with Joseph W. Wilson and Paul D. Richardson, whom by 1924 were generally identified as Albertson's associates on all the firm's drawings and published works. The central branch of the Y.M.C.A. moved to its current site at 4th and Madison in 1907. In 1911 it acquired the Stander Building next door at 4th and Marion, doubling its residential capacity. A portion of that building was set aside as a group home for homeless boys, ages 12 to 16, and included new seven bedrooms and a large dining room. In 1930 these were both remodeled to create the current building. The Jacobean gables and hipped copper roof are an interesting contrast to the Romanesque character of the small, arched windows and the simple brick detailing. |
|Subjects (LCTGM)||Elevations; Architectural elements |
|Subjects (LCSH)||Young Men's Christian Association (Seattle, Wash.)--Buildings--Designs and plans; Gables--Washington (State)--Seattle--Designs and plans |
|Digital Collection||Architecture Collection|
|Digital ID Number||ARC0800 |
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|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division. |
|Repository Collection||Metropolitan Building Company Collection |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original drawing in RGB at 200-400 dpi, saved in TIFF format, changed to indexed color, enhanced and resized using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm software's JPEG2000 Extension. 2006. |