Don’t worry. Pike/Pine’s historic Odd Fellows Building still stands despite an overnight fire that brought out a huge response to the 1908-built home to an eclectic mix of Capitol Hill businesses.
Seattle Fire was called to the 900-block of E Pine just after 1 AM Thursday morning and a full array of units were dispatched, blocking the street from Broadway to 11th Ave.
Arriving firefighters reported light smoke in the building home to the Oddfellows cafe, Century Ballroom, Tin Table and more. The smoke was eventually tracked down to the auto row-era building’s basement where a modern fire suppression system had activated and doused a dumpster fire before it got out of hand.
There were no reported injuries and we’re checking with Seattle Fire to find out about any damage.
Three years ago, CHS reported on the $30 million “buy, sell, or trade” offering of the property by developer Ted Schroth who acquired the building for $8.5 million in 2007. A Las Vegas-base developer was lined up to purchase the property but it’s not clear where that transaction stands. Current permitting shows a major overhaul is being planned for the building’s basement to create office space.
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