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Summary for 2426 9th AVE / Parcel ID 940580-0095 / Inv #

Historic Name: Soleu, Ole, House Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1914
 
Significance
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the National Register of Historic Places.
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
In the opinion of the survey, this property is located in a potential historic districe (National and/or local).
This house, built in 1914, is a good example of a Craftsman bungalow, with prominent brackets, a gabled porch, a shed dormer, a side bay and a combination of materials. It is located across the street from the Handschy house, a city landmark designed by Andrew Willatzen in the Prairie style, and there are other fine Craftsman examples in the vicinity. The builder and original owner are not known, but it was owned for twenty years (1938-1958) by Ole Soleu. Later owners included Etherl Shelton (1950s) and Noah Berry (1960s).
 
Appearance
This 1-1/2 story Craftsman bungalow has a front gable roof with a shed dormer on each side, all with prominent brackets and pointed bargeboards. The full-width projecting porch has a gable roof, also with prominent brackets, supported by two square posts sitting on tapered brick piers; the balustrade has plain square balusters. Cladding on the first floor is clapboard, with dark stucco with half-timbered detailing on the second story and the porch gable. Cladding is concrete below the water table. The porch has a three-part window with leaded glass transoms in a delicate stylized floral pattern. Windows elsewhere are primarily six-over-one double-hung sash with wide wood surrounds. There are three windows in the gable end and two in each dormer. The south elevation has a square hanging bay with four windows.

Detail for 2426 9th AVE / Parcel ID 940580-0095 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Stucco, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Integrity
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.

Photo collection for 2426 9th AVE / Parcel ID 940580-0095 / Inv #


Photo taken Jan 16, 2003
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