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Shared walls : Seattle apartment buildings, 1900-1939

Author: Diana E James
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The 1900 edition of Polk's Seattle City Directory listed four apartment buildings. By 1939, that number had grown to almost 1,400. This study explores the circumstances that prompted the explosive growth of this previously unknown form of housing in Seattle and takes an in-depth look at a large number of different apartment buildings"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Diana E James
ISBN: 9780786465965 0786465964
OCLC Number: 733232455
Description: x, 271 pages : illustrations, map ; 26 cm
Contents: Shared walls: a beginning --
All the modern conveniences: electricity, radios, and ice cube trays --
Behind the scenes: architects and builders --
Apartment fundamentals: styles, a Seattle form, classes, and building materials --
Downtown apartments: between the water and hills --
First Hill and Renton Hill apartments --
Capitol Hill apartments west of Broadway --
Capitol Hill apartments east of Broadway --
Apartments all around the town.
Responsibility: Diana E. James.

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"The 1900 edition of Polk's Seattle City Directory listed four apartment buildings. By 1939, that number had grown to almost 1,400. This study explores the circumstances that prompted the explosive growth of this previously unknown form of housing in Seattle and takes an in-depth look at a large number of different apartment buildings"--Provided by publisher.

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"James' new history of Seattle apartment houses has a confident clarity that shares the author's delight in her subject"--The Seattle Times; "readers and students will discover the architects, Read more...

 
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