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Summary for 7955 46th AVE / Parcel ID 1601600140 / Inv #

Historic Name: Butts House Common Name: Butts House
Style: Vernacular Neighborhood: Rainier Beach
Built By: Year Built: 1904
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
The Butts House was constructed about 1904. Minnesota native Vernon Butts (b. ca 1882) came west with his parents about 1892. The family settled south of Seattle. Seattle Brick and Tile Company gave Vernon Butts one of his first jobs by hiring him as a miner. In 1904, he married Isabella Butts (b. ca 1886), a daughter of Irish immigrants. At about the time they married, Vernon Butts acquired two lots from land developer A. H. Clambey's new subdivision and constructed a house. By early 1905 they were living in the house and remained there for about 40 years. Two children were born and raised in the house; Helen (b. ca 1906) and Edwin (b. 1908). From about 1905 through World War II, the elder Butts worked for a floor company as a cement finisher, foreman, and superintendent. The Butts House appears to meet City of Seattle Landmark criteria due to the age of the structure (over 100 years old) and minimal alterations.
The Butts House is a vernacular front gable house. Full width porch on east elevation. Glass enclosed porch in rear west elevation. Most windows double hung. Second floor windows may be aluminum.

Detail for 7955 46th AVE / Parcel ID 1601600140 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood - Drop siding 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 Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Slight
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 7955 46th AVE / Parcel ID 1601600140 / Inv #

Photo taken Jan 05, 2005
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