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Summary for 1025 N 36TH ST N / Parcel ID 1972202375 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Nels A. Nelson/Elenora Barr House Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne Neighborhood: Fremont
Built By: Year Built: 1899
Notes: Most double hung windows have beveled sash. Small gable dormer added. Gable wall dormer west elevation. North elevation gable porch roof. Sited on corner lot. [Updated information added January 1, 2010] This is a well-preserved and particularly distinctive residence that dates from an intense historic period of residential development in Fremont. It was constructed in 1899 and is located in the replatted Denny & Hoyt’s Addition, one of the earliest platted and developed residential areas in Fremont. Edward Blewett was a wealthy businessman from Fremont, Nebraska who decided to invest in undeveloped land at the northwest corner of Lake Union. On March 20, 1888, Blewett and his wife Carrie purchased the town site for $55,000 under a mortgage held by John P. Hoyt. With the help of their agent, Luther H. Griffith (also of Fremont, Nebraska) and their attorney Edward C. Kilbourne, the Blewetts prepared a plat for the area. This plat, known as Denny & Hoyt's Addition, was approved by King County on May 8, 1888. On December 12, 1898, permit # 1009 was issued to N. A. Nelson for the construction of a “1 ½ story frame 22 x 30” residence on this parcel. Nels A. Nelson was a Swedish-born teamster-turned-carpenter who became involved in construction and real estate development during this era. He initially resided at this house; however, by 1902 he had sold the property to Elenora and Henry W. Barr. Henry Barr was a retired police captain who settled in Seattle from Kentucky with his family in 1887. On January 10, 1903 Capt. Barr died at home (1025 Kilbourne) according to an obituary published in the Seattle Post Intelligencer on January 14, 1903. On March 16, 1903, permit # 19381 was issued to Mrs. Barr for the construction of a “1 story frame addition 16 x 20” costing $200.00. Mrs. Barr continued to reside there with her son Joseph and her daughter-in-law Sophia. The house appears to have remained in the ownership of the Barr family until c.1926 when it was purchased by Anoie (?) Linden. The Linden family resided here until c. 1959 when the property was sold to Alan Edwards et al.
[Updated information added January 1, 2010] Located at the SW corner of the intersection of N.36th St. and Albion Place with front elevation/facade oriented to the north. Prominent one and one-half story, wood-frame, single family residence that was converted to a duplex in 1962. Late Queen Anne style with asymmetrical front-gable form and variegated siding. Front-gable core of the house measures approx. 22’ x 30’ with a gable roof wing projecting to the east and a one story 16’ x 20’ hipped wing at the rear (south) side. Gable wall dormer at west elevation. Post & pier foundation and no basement level. Original narrow horizontal siding remains in place. Original or matching scalloped and diamond pattern shingles appear to remain in place at upper gable end and porch gable. Shiplap cladding at rear wing. Gable end returns at north and west elevations. Original tall and narrow double-hung wooden windows appear to remain in place and include heavy surrounds and header trim. [Some appear to have been removed for repair and renovation.] Distinctive front window unit includes a transom light above a set of double-hung windows. Prominent projecting porch distinguished by pedimented gable roof form with diamond and scallop pattern shingles in place and bracketed soffit similar to main gable end. Original slender wood columns have been replaced by milled lumber posts and rest on original low wing walls.

Detail for 1025 N 36TH ST N / Parcel ID 1972202375 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Post & Pier
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Irregular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Plan: Slight
Major Bibliographic References
U.S. Census Records (1880-1920)
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.
Sanborn (Insurance) Map Company, Seattle, Washington.
King County Tax Assessment Rolls, Washington State Archives.

Photo collection for 1025 N 36TH ST N / Parcel ID 1972202375 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Apr 26, 2009

Photo taken Nov 15, 2003
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