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The Tiki Apartments were an example of dingbats -- boxy apartments, usually supported by stilts, with open stalls below for parking. (Their name is likely to have been coined by architect Francis Ventre while he was lecturing at UCLA in the early '70s.) Thousands of the inexpensive 16-unit structures were built in the late '50s and early '60s to accommodate the huge number of people moving to the West Coast. Dingbats are being demolished by the dozen to make way for multi-story complexes with underground parking, so they are doubly ephemeral when paired with a tiki theme and tiki imagery.

Other than the sign, there doesn't appear to have been any other tikis or tiki features about this property.

Permits were issued for demolition in 2019 to build a 6-story, 56-unit new complex called Lake City Apartments.

Details

Type
Housing/Apartments
Address
Seattle, Washington, United States
Closed?
Yes (Permanently)

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