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Summary for 6620 CARLETON AVE / Parcel ID 2734100660 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: J. M. Hart House Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne Neighborhood: Georgetown
Built By: Year Built: 1898

Based on field work conducted in September 2014, this historic property retains its relationship to the streetscape, historic building form and a sufficient amount of exterior historic building fabric (design features, cladding and/or window sash/openings) to contribute to the distinct character of the Georgetown neighborhood.

This property exhibits no substantive changes to the exterior since it was identified in the 1997 HRI project.
Modern vinyl windows have been installed at prior openings. 

(1997) This property is associated with the residential and commercial building boom in Georgetown which occurred between 1890 and 1916. Fueled by the construction of the Seattle Brewing and Malting Company’s new brewing facility after the turn of the century and the arrival of foreign immigrants, especially German and Italian, Georgetown came to rely more on its commercial and industrial bases rather than agricultural. With the increase of industry and business, Georgetown had grown in population from 1,913 in 1900 to approximately 7,000 by 1910 as families located themselves near its factories and other places of employment. The original owner/builder of this residence has not been identified. J.M. Hart is known to have owned the house and resided here by 1916. Michael Marketto owned the house by 1939 when he undertook moving it slightly and then converting it to three apartment units.
(1997) A highly altered, however partially intact example of Queen Anne residential design, a popular architectural style used for domestic building during the late 19th C. This property was initially constructed (c.1898) as a single family dwelling and later altered and expanded to the three unit apartment house reflected by its current form. It is assumed that the most distinctive Queen Anne features were lost when the house was expanded in the early 1940s. The residence exhibits a prominent late 19th c. cross gable roof form along with some distinctive design features and historic building fabric, including: tall narrow 1/1 double-hung window sash and variegated shingle siding at the multiple gable ends. Originally, a prominent one-story porch with shed roof and spindle-work supports was situated along the width of the front elevation. The current small central porch (with a pediment gable supported by wooden columns on brick plinths) was constructed c.1941. The front main roof gable originally included ornate spindle-work. The original rustic dropped siding is currently covered by machined shake siding. The majority of original windows and openings and sash remain in place, however the surrounds have been altered. Portions of an older central brick chimney appear to remain in place. The house was converted into three separate apartments (two down and one up) c.1941 at which time the exterior alterations (along with the concrete foundation and exterior staircase) were apparently made.

Detail for 6620 CARLETON AVE / Parcel ID 2734100660 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Other, Shingle 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: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Community Planning/Development
Changes to Original Cladding: Moderate
Changes to Plan: Moderate
Changes to Windows: Moderate
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.

Photo collection for 6620 CARLETON AVE / Parcel ID 2734100660 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Apr 22, 1997

Photo taken Apr 22, 1997

Photo taken Sep 18, 2014
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