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Summary for 2425 1st AVE / Parcel ID 265250-1870 / Inv #

Historic Name: Brooks, John W., House Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1909
 
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 is a notable example of a Craftsman bungalow, with a greater amount of detail than is typically found. It is one of several fine houses in this style found in this vicinity, including a similar but less ornate house next door to the south. The carved bargeboards, large brackets, multipaned windows (especially in the gable end), dentilled cornice and the combination of materials are particularly notable. The building permit is not available, so that nothing is known about the builder or the original owner. The first identified owner is John W. Brooks, who purchased the house in 1941. Gerald Stocks bought it in 1966. This house is in the Front Street Cable Addition, platted by Jacob Furth in 1890. Furth was president of the Seattle Electric Company and the Puget Sound Electric Railway (the Interurban). His plan was to extend the streetcar to this addition, but it actually stopped about three-quarters of a mile away.
 
Appearance
This is a good example of a Craftsman-style house, with characteristics such as prominent brackets, decorative woodwork and a variety of cladding materials. This 1-1/2 story house has a prominent front gable, deep eaves with large brackets and decorative carved bargeboards. The recessed porch spans the entire front of the house, with three square posts and a clapboard balustrade. Cladding is clapboard with stucco in the gable end, with a wide wood belt course below. The gable end has a pair of 25-light windows with wide wood surrounds and a dentilled cornice with brackets below; similar windows are on the porch.

Detail for 2425 1st AVE / Parcel ID 265250-1870 / 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 Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.

Photo collection for 2425 1st AVE / Parcel ID 265250-1870 / Inv #


Photo taken Mar 20, 2003
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