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Summary for 2112 5th AVE / Parcel ID 168940-0590 / Inv #

Historic Name: Adams, Fred & Marion, House Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1913
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the National Register of Historic Places.
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
In the opinion of the survey, this property is located in a potential historic districe (National and/or local).
This 1913 house is notable for its interpretation of the Craftsman style, with half-timbered stucco, a brick porch, and a gabled roof with brackets and decorative bargeboards. The first floor also has outstanding stained and beveled leaded glass windows. The first identified owners were Adrian Gilardi, a civil engineer, and his wife Alice, who lived here from 1926 until 1948. In that year it was purchased by a music teacher, John Hopper, who may have held classes in the home. The longest term owners were Fred Adams, a dentist, and his wife Marion, who lived here from 1953 until the 1980s.
This Craftsman house rises 2½ stories, with a cross-gable roof with prominent brackets and carved bargeboard ends. The full-width projecting porch has an arched opening and a hip roof supported by two heavy brick piers. The porch and first floor are clad with dark clinker brick, with dark stucco with half-timbered detailing on the upper stories. Two narrow belt courses run between the first and second stories. A prominent cornice with brackets also separates these floors. The entry door is flanked by elaborate sidelights with beveled leaded glass. To the west is a single large window with a leaded transom. Second floor windows are two pairs of one-over-one sash, with similar windows on the other elevations. The third floor has a group of three plain casement windows. The north elevation has leaded casement windows accented with stained glass in a tulip pattern. This side also has a carport or porte cochere with wood columns; this was built in 1986 to replace an earlier one to the south. The southwest corner has an external clinker brick chimney.

Detail for 2112 5th AVE / Parcel ID 168940-0590 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick - Clinker, Stucco Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Plan: Slight
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.
Ochsner, Jeffrey Karl, ed. Shaping Seattle Architecture, A Historical Guide to the Architects. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1994.

Photo collection for 2112 5th AVE / Parcel ID 168940-0590 / Inv #

Photo taken May 29, 2003
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