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Summary for 6709 FLORA AVE / Parcel ID 2734100815 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Joseph and Jennie Budinich House Common Name:
Style: Vernacular Neighborhood: Georgetown
Built By: Year Built: 1904
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.

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 is a somewhat altered but relatively intact historic property that may possess some limited architectural and/or historic significance. This property exhibits some substantive changes to the exterior appearance since it was identified in the 1997 HRI project; original wooden windows appear to have been replaced by vinyl window units. 

(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 or builder of this residence have not been identified. It is known to have been owned by Joseph and Jennie Budinich by 1928. The Budinichs owned and operated a grocery store in West Seattle where they resided. It does not appear that they ever resided here.
A generally intact however deteriorated example of a side gable vernacular house type. This small house type was commonly constructed throughout the American West during the later half of the 19th C and the early decades of the 20th C. This example exhibits modest design features and common historic building fabric associated with residential design modes during the late 19th C: a one-story cottage form with symmetrically placed entry porch and fenestration, a projecting entry porch with hip roof supported by turned posts, and standard tall, narrow (1/1) double-hung windows. The house is clad with original rustic siding and skirting and includes corner boards, gable and eave trim. It includes modest features drawn from the popular late 19th C. Queen Anne design modes: slightly flared roof and turned posts. The footprint of the principal gable portion of the house is approx. 12’x 28’ and there is a shed roof rear wing. Exterior alterations of note include the likely removal of spindle work from the front porch.

Detail for 6709 FLORA AVE / Parcel ID 2734100815 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood - Drop siding Foundation(s): Post & Pier
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
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Community Planning/Development
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Moderate
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.

Photo collection for 6709 FLORA AVE / Parcel ID 2734100815 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Apr 25, 1997

Photo taken Sep 20, 2014

Photo taken Sep 20, 2014
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