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Summary for 2206 Nob Hill AVE / Parcel ID 080900-3120 / Inv #

Historic Name: Martin, Harry & Zoulou, House Common Name:
Style: American Foursquare - Prairie Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1921
 
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 is distinctive for its evidence of the Prairie style, seen in the deep boxed eaves, the hip roof and the strong horizontal feel of the second floor windows and the bands of shingles. The house was built in 1921 for Harry Martin, an attorney with the firm of Martin & Martin, and his wife Zoulou; they lived here until the 1960s. The terrace garage was added in 1961. Although the original building permit has not been found, it may be a pattern book design, as this style was commonly found in such books.
 
Appearance
This simple house has an American Foursquare form with a hip roof and deep enclosed eaves. It sits high above the street with a rockery in front. There is no porch, only a stoop with concrete steps and a hip roof sheltering the door, at the south side of the main (west) facade; the roof is supported by two pairs of oversized decorative brackets. To the north of the entry is a three-part window with the center section flanked by narrow sash with muntins in a Prairie-style geometric design. A similar smaller window is on the other side of the entry. The second story has a row of five evenly-spaced windows with Prairie style muntins; a belt course below them adds to the horizontality, as do the alternating bands of narrow and wide shingles. Each side elevation has three similar windows. There is a detached garage at the front of the lot on the northwest.

Detail for 2206 Nob Hill AVE / Parcel ID 080900-3120 / 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
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Integrity
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: 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 2206 Nob Hill AVE / Parcel ID 080900-3120 / Inv #


Photo taken Feb 22, 2004
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