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Summary for 218 W Kinnear PL W / Parcel ID 387990-0871 / Inv #

Historic Name: Pratt, Arthur & Dora, House Common Name:
Style: American Foursquare- Colonial 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 house, built for Arthur and Dora Pratt in 1909, was featured in "Homes and Gardens of the Pacific Coast, 1913," which noted its commanding position, panoramic view and called the residence "finely constructed with a broad porch and large window space." The extensive grounds and large rockery have now been partially replaced by a retaining wall, although there is still a steep winding pathway through massive granite boulders to reach the front door. The architect was not noted in the article. Pratt, general manager of Lamporium, Inc., lived here in 1913, and may have been the original owner. His wife Dora remained here into the 1930s, and the house was sold in 1945. Ralph Sutton, owner of Sutton’s Health Center, a public bath in Fremont, and his wife Janet, purchased it in1947. The family still owns the house. It has been used for apartments since the 1960s.
 
Appearance
This is a large Classic Box house with a hipped roof, a gabled dormer in front and hipped dormers on the sides. The roof has deep eaves with curved brackets. The front (south) gabled dormer has a Palladian window flanked by leaded twelve-light casements. The other dormers each have a pair of casement windows. In the center of the second floor, above the front porch, is an enclosed sun porch with six-over-one leaded windows, flanked by a pair of similar windows on each side. Below this sunporch is a full-width porch with four pairs of fluted square columns with capitals; this porch is enclosed in a temporary fashion with fiberglass. The west elevation has a hip-roofed hanging bay on the first floor with eight-over-one and six-ver-one windows; there is also a large clinker brick chimney on this side. The north elevation has a porte cochere with a small enclosed entry with fluted columns. This now serves as the main entry.

Detail for 218 W Kinnear PL W / Parcel ID 387990-0871 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Hip Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Integrity
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
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.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.
Calvert, Frank. Homes and Gardens of the Pacific Coast. Vol. 1, Seattle. Beaux Arts Village: Beaux Arts Society Publishers, 1913.

Photo collection for 218 W Kinnear PL W / Parcel ID 387990-0871 / Inv #


Photo taken Mar 14, 2003
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