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Following buildings are listed on the National Register

Colvos Store
(added 2000 - Building - #00000970)
Also known as Kress Store
123rd Ave. SW and Cove Rd., Vashon

Historic Significance:
Event
Area of Significance:
Community Planning And Development, Commerce
Period of Significance:
1900-1924, 1925-1949

Owner:
Private
Historic Function:

Commerce/Trade
Historic Sub-function:

Department Store
Current Function:
Commerce/Trade, Domestic

Current Sub-function:
Professional, Single Dwelling


Dockton Hotel
(added 1983 - Building - #83003337)
Also known as Dockton School
King County - 260th St., SE and 99th Ave., SW, Dockton
(15 acres, 1 building)

Historic Significance
Event
Area of Significance:

Industry
Period of Significance:

1900-1924
Owner:

Private
Historic Function:

Domestic, Education
Historic Sub-function:

Hotel, School
Current Function:

Vacant/Not In Use


Mukai Cold Process Fruit Barrelling Plant **
(added 1994 - Building - #94001165)
Also known as Mukai and Son;Vashon Island Packing Company (VIPCO)
King County - 18005, 18017 107th Ave. SW, Vashon
(48 acres, 3 buildings)

Historic Significance:
Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer:

Mukai, Denichiro
Architectural Style:

Colonial Revival
Area of Significance:

Asian, Landscape Architecture, Commerce, Agriculture
Cultural Affiliation:

Japanese-American
Period of Significance:

1925-1949
Owner:

Private
Historic Function:

Agriculture/Subsistence, Commerce/Trade, Domestic, Landscape
Historic Sub-function:

Business, Garden, Processing, Single Dwelling
Current Function:

Commerce/Trade, Domestic, Landscape, Vacant/Not In Use
Current Sub-function:

Business, Garden, Single Dwelling


Point Robinson Light Station ** (added 2004 - District - #04000359)

Also known as Robinson Point Light Station

NE end of Maury Island in Puget Sound, Vashon Island

Historic Significance:

 

Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer:

U.S. Lighthouse Service, 13th Dist., U.S. Lighthouse Board
Architectural Style:

Classical Revival, Colonial Revival
Area of Significance:

Architecture, Maritime History, Transportation
Period of Significance:

1875-1899, 1900-1924, 1925-1949, 1950-1974
Owner:

Federal
Historic Function:

Transportation
Historic Sub-function:

Water-Related
Current Function:

Transportation
Current Sub-function:

Water-Related


Shawnee House (added 2000 - Building - #00001449)

Also known as Shaw, Millard F. and Josephine, House

11608 SW Shawnee Rd., Vashon

 Historic Significance:

Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer:

Van House, Max A.
Architectural Style:

Bungalow/Craftsman, Colonial Revival
Area of Significance:

Architecture, Exploration/Settlement, Transportation
Period of Significance:

1900-1924, 1925-1949
Owner:

Private
Historic Function:

Domestic
Historic Sub-function:

Single Dwelling
Current Function:

Domestic
Current Sub-function:

Secondary Structure, Single Dwelling


Steen, Helmer and Selma, House
(added 2000 - Building - #00000976)

10924 SW Cove Rd., Vashon

 Historic Significance:

Event
Area of Significance:

Architecture
Period of Significance:

1900-1924
Owner:

Private
Historic Function:

Domestic
Historic Sub-function:

Single Dwelling
Current Function:

Domestic
Current Sub-function:

Single Dwelling


Vashon Hardware Store
(added 2000 - Building - #00000971)

17601 99th Ave. SW, Vashon

 Historic Significance:

Architecture/Engineering, Event
Architect, builder, or engineer:

Gorsuch, F.C., Harrington, A.C.
Architectural Style:
Early Commercial, Moderne

Area of Significance:
Commerce, Architecture

Period of Significance:
1875-1899, 1900-1924,
1925-1949, 1950-1974

Owner:
Private
Historic Function:
Commerce/Trade
Historic Sub-function:
Specialty Store


Additional landmarks from  the King County Historic Preservation List

The Judd Creek Bridge was built in 1953 on Vashon Island, and is significant for its association with the development of local transportation systems in the mid-twentieth century, and for its association with noted Washington State bridge engineer and designer, Homer M. Hadley, whose concept for the Lake Washington floating bridge in 1921 is frequently cited as the first of its kind proposed for civic use. The Judd Creek Bridge is also significant as an early example of the concrete hollow-box (box girder) type of bridge construction. Various factors precipitated the expanded use of concrete, including World War II and post-war era steel shortages, and advances in methods of calculating structural loads which simplified the design process and ultimately lead to the construction of large-scale, complex continuous concrete structures. The Judd Creek Bridge is the best-preserved of three extant examples of the earliest concrete box girder bridge design built in King County between the years 1951-53. By the late 1950s, concrete box girder type bridge design was widely used throughout Washington State . The Judd Creek Bridge was designated as a King County Landmark in 2004.

Harrington-Beall Greenhouse Company
Historic District c. 1885-1986
18527-31 Beall Road,
Vashon Island
Designated: 1994 
In addition to the Greenhouses the District includes
the Beall Family House (designated 1988)
and the Harrington Log House (designated 1993).

Norman Edson Studio, 1890s
23825 Vashon Hwy SW,
Vashon Island
Designated:  1985

Thomas McNair House, 1884
22915 107th Avenue SW,
Vashon Island
Designated:  1993

Marjesira Inn, 1906
25134 Vashon Highway SW,
Vashon Island
Designated:  1994

Vashon Odd Fellows Hall, 1912
19704 Vashon Highway SW,
Vashon Island
Designated: 1985




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