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Summary for 4747 36th AVE / Parcel ID 1703400231 / Inv #

Historic Name: Dodge-Elliott House Common Name:
Style: Vernacular Neighborhood: Columbia City
Built By: Year Built: 1902
This house was built in 1902. Anna A. Dodge originally owned the house. The Dodge family also owned a commercial building in Columbia City, located at 4868 Rainier Avenue South. Dodge sold the house to Nina Elliott in 1911. Thomas M. and Nina Elliott lived in the house from 1911 to 1920; in 1921 they moved to 4757 36th Avenue S. The Elliotts eventually built a house at 4753 36th Avenue S., where the family lived until Thomas Elliott’s death in the late 1960s. Thomas M. Elliott was a manager of the Seattle Security Co. for 38 years. Nina Elliott was born in Salem, Oregon in 1863. Her father, Levin N. English was a veteran of the War of 1812. Her mother, Mary Tate Daley, was a member of the wagon train that brought Levin English and his first wife across the plains to Oregon. Nina Elliott went to the Yukon during the gold rush in 1897. There she married Thomas Elliott, and lived until 1908. The Elliotts moved to Seattle in 1908 and eventually lived in Columbia City. When Nina Elliott died in 1942, she was the last Washington member of the Daughters of 1812. She was a member of the Christian Science Church. Thomas Elliott continued to live in Columbia City until his death in 1969.
This one and a half story vernacular house, which overlooks Columbia Park, is of wood frame construction and is supported by a concrete foundation. The house has a rectangular plan and a side gable roof form with a centered front gable. The house has a full width hipped roof porch supported by four shake-clad columns. The house is clad in cedar shakes. The fenestration consists primarily of one-over-one double hung windows. Two one-over-one windows with decorative multi-pane upper sashes flank the central front door. A single window is located on the half story of the front gable and one each on the side gable ends. A single story addition is located on the rear elevation and was likely built prior to 1937.

Detail for 4747 36th AVE / Parcel ID 1703400231 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status: NR, LR
Cladding(s): Shingle Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Moderate
Changes to Plan: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.
Centennial History, Columbia City, Rainier Valley, 1853-1991, Pioneers of Columbia City. Seattle, Washington, 1992.
"Mrs. Elliott, 79, Daughter of 1812, Dies." Seattle Times, December 18, 1942.

Photo collection for 4747 36th AVE / Parcel ID 1703400231 / Inv #

Photo taken Mar 22, 2004
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