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Summary for 6417 FLORA AVE / Parcel ID 2734100515 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Charles A. and Marie Sprinkle House Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman Neighborhood: Georgetown
Built By: Year Built: 1914
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.

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 well-preserved historic property that appears to possess architectural and/or historic significance.

This property has been renovated but exhibits no substantive changes to the exterior appearance/design character since it was identified in the 1997 HRI project.

(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. This house was built for C.A. Sprinkle who worked for the Georgetown Undertaking Company and resided here until c. 1928. It is unclear what relationship there may be between C.A. Sprinkle and V.I. Sprinkle, the developer associated with two 1940s era speculative houses in Georgetown (see GT042 and GT043). The builder, H. Schultz, is known to have constructed at least one other Georgetown home in this era (see GT010).
A generally intact example of an early 20th C. residential design that reflects modest Craftsman/Bungalow design influences. This residence appears to follow a fairly common house plan that was constructed throughout the Seattle area during this era and is similar to numerous designs available through architect/builder’s plan books and Aladdin type house catalogs. This residence exhibits design features and historic building fabric that reflect popular early 20th C Craftsman/Bungalow design modes: a one & ½ story gable front form, and a medium pitch main roof form with low pitched shed dormers to each side of the main gable. The house is distinguished by wide barge boards, wide overhanging eaves, kneebraces, a full width under roof entry porch with prominent square wooden columns on a low plinth wall, and standard double-hung windows. The house is clad with the original clapboard siding. The siding along with trim and architectural features tend to emphasize its horizontal design character. The house was apparently remodeled prior to 1937 and again in 1958.

Detail for 6417 FLORA AVE / Parcel ID 2734100515 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood - Clapboard 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, Community Planning/Development
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 6417 FLORA AVE / Parcel ID 2734100515 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Apr 25, 1997

Photo taken Sep 18, 2014
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