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Summary for 2612 19th AVE / Parcel ID 3079500225 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman, Vernacular Neighborhood: Beacon Hill
Built By: Year Built: 1926
Built in 1926, this building was owned by H. R. Roe. The building cost an estimated $2500. Nicholas Nechaeff bought the residence in July of 1930. Mr. Nechaeff worked as a factory worker at Troyer-Fox Manufacturing Company. By 1938, Anton G. Schisch resided in the building. Robert A. Nells Junior purchased the building in July of 1945. Clauke K. Wakefield lived in the building by 1951 through 1953. By 1955 through 1968, Jordan Wong lived in the building. Beacon Hill is a long north-south tending ridge located southeast of downtown Seattle and stands 350 feet at its highest point. The hill’s steep topography deterred substantial Euro-American settlement through the early 1880s. Then, development of the area was stimulated by the introduction of streetcar lines in the 1890s, its proximity to Seattle’s main industrial area to the west, and the regrading of the hill’s north end in the early 1900s. Originally acquired by the City in 1898, Jefferson Park was integrated into Seattle’s Olmsted system of parks, and the Olmsted Brothers prepared a plan for the park in 1912. The first public golf course west of the Mississippi opened at Jefferson Park in 1915. Jefferson Park has exerted a profound positive influence on the development of the Beacon Hill neighborhood. Because of its proximity to the International District, Japanese and Chinese families moved to Beacon Hill starting in the 1920s. World War I and II stimulated a surge in housing development associated with wartime industry. The construction of Interstate 5 in the 1960s and Interstate 90 in the 1980s sliced through the neighborhoods and contributed to Beacon Hill’s relative isolation. Today, Beacon Hill is an ethnically diverse working class community, which has a mixed Asian, Chicano, African American, and Caucasian population.
Built in 1926, this compact, Craftsman-influenced, vernacular style, single-family dwelling stands on a rectangular lot. The building is oriented to Nineteenth Avenue South on a flat site at street level. This 972 square foot, single-story house with a full basement features a rectangular plan, measuring approximately 27’ by 36’, with a 16’ by 6’ front porch. A poured concrete foundation supports the wood frame, clapboard-clad superstructure. Asphalt composition roofing covers the gable front roof. Open eave and gable overhangs with exposed rafters, bargeboards, purlins and braces define the roofline. Wood windows with multiple-pane upper sash and painted wood casings provide day lighting. A short flight of stairs leads to the front porch. Massive posts carry the gable roof. The unusual cladding consisting of narrow and wide boards (also seen on 2610 Nineteenth Avenue South) sets this building apart as distinctive within the Beacon Hill neighborhood.

Detail for 2612 19th AVE / Parcel ID 3079500225 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Irregular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s):
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
City of Seattle DCLU Microfilm Records.
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.
City of Seattle. Survey of City-Owned Historic Resources. Prepared by Cathy Wickwire, Seattle, 2001. Forms for Ravenna Park structures.
Tobin, Caroline. (2004) "Beacon Hill Historic Context Statement."

Photo collection for 2612 19th AVE / Parcel ID 3079500225 / Inv #

Photo taken Oct 30, 2003

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