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Summary for 100 NE 52nd ST NE / Parcel ID 9550203580 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman Neighborhood: Wallingford
Built By: Year Built: 1923
This craftsman bungalow was erected in 1923. It was built by Will J. Bell (with offices at 608 Seaboard Building) for owner R. S. Lipscomb, who gave his address as 4402 4th Avenue N. E. on the building permit application. The name of the designer is not indicated in the public records for this structure. The structure is significant as an essentially intact example of typical post First World War craftsman bungalow style work.
This is a one story, wood and shingle clad frame residence on a concrete foundation over a full basement (the attic is not occupied according to information in the public record). The low slope roof, wide barge boards supported by triangular timber knee braces, unenclosed soffits at the overhangs, exposed rafter tails and battered brick chimney are all typical elements of the craftsman style. From the south, the roof appears to be side gabled with a front cross gable over the porch; however, the house is deeper than it is wide, so the back of the house features a second cross gable and, as a result, the main ridge of the house forms a "T" when viewed from above. The entry porch projects toward the street at the south elevation. The porch cover is supported by two short, stout, and battered, built-up wood piers bearing on square brick pedestals in typical craftsman fashion. A wood rail extends from pedestal to pedestal at the street side of the porch and from the southeast pedestal to the body of the house at the east elevation. The porch stairs run up the south wall of the house and enter the porch from the west. A horizontal trim assembly capped by a drip mould forms the base of the shingled gable at the south elevation and visually supports the eaves at the west and east elevations of the porch. Heavy mullions divide the large rectangular four-part window at the south (street side) elevation into four parts. A wide transom component is centered over a group of three windows consisting of a square central unit flanked by two tall rectangular units. The transom unit is further divided by muntins into multiple square and rectangular panes in a typical craftsman pattern. A similar four-part window assembly is centered in the gabled bay that projects towards the cross street from the west elevation. A shed roofed porch just north of the bay projects further towards the street at this elevation; in recent years a clapboard fence has been built in the side yard to enclose a patio served by this porch. North of the porch, a garage door provides access to the basement garage (an original feature of the design) through the west wall of the basement's north end. The garage door does not appear to be original. The horizontal attic window in the main gable at the west elevation, and the paired casements in the south facing dormer are typical bungalow / prairie style windows. The muntins divide each sash into six panes: a central rectangle flanked by two much narrower rectangles forming a lower tier and a shallower horizontal rectangle flanked by two small squares in the upper tier. The two square windows flanking the chimney at the east elevation (another typical bungalow feature) are divided in a similar fashion. The muntins give the windows a vertical bias, which contrasts with the horizontal emphasis generated by the siding. The north (rear) elevation features another large gable finished similar to those at the other three elevations. A single double-hung window is centered in a gabled bay that projects from the east end of the north elevation. West of the bay , the north fa├žade is punctured (from east to west) by a very small window placed high in the wall and by two individual double-hung windows. Horizontal trim bands (similar to the built up drip mould and trim assembly forming the base of the entry porch cover) separate the shingles in each of the gables from the clapboards that side the main floor level of the structure. In addition to the remodeling of the west facing back porch and the new patio fence, a few other minor changes have been made. The window box originally located under the four-part window at the south elevation has been removed. A pipe rail has been added at the concrete stair leading from the sidewalk to the elevated front yard. Another has been added to the south elevation for the use of individuals ascending the porch stairs. The brickwork at the porch and at the west elevation chimney has been painted to match the color of the siding.

Detail for 100 NE 52nd ST NE / Parcel ID 9550203580 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick, Shingle, Wood, 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
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Community Planning/Development
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Plan: Slight
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.

Photo collection for 100 NE 52nd ST NE / Parcel ID 9550203580 / Inv #

Photo taken Sep 20, 2004
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