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Summary for 158 Prospect ST / Parcel ID 545730-0990 / Inv #

Historic Name: Knoff, A. E., House Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman, Tudor Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1911
 
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 was built for A. E. Knoff, the regional sales agent for U. S. Steel Products Company, at an original cost of $10,000. It was designed by the builder, Frank S. Hutchins. Hutchins had been in business for some years on Queen Anne, having previously been a partner in Hutchins and Cuddle. Later owners included J. Dudley Cook, an attorney for the Northwest Casualty Company, who purchased the house in the 1940s; his wife Constance lived here into the 1960s. At that time it was purchased by Glen Heathcote, president of Stoneway Lumber, and his wife Marge. The house shares some characteristics with others in the neighborhood, especially the work of Max Umbrecht at 202 W. Prospect Street and 1317 Willard Avenue West. This house is simpler and more symmetrical, without the more creative design features seen in those houses. The porch was enclosed in 1938. The house was mentioned in the 1970s Historic Seattle survey of historic resources.
 
Appearance
This Craftsman/Tudor Revival house is largely symmetrical, with two prominent front gables and a center entry. The first floor is clad in clinker brick, with stucco and half-timbering on the second floor. The half-timbering detail extends along the sides, visually separating the two stories. A narrow porch, with brick piers, extends across the entire front of the house, covering the driveway to the north to form a gabled porte cochere. The front façade has two pairs of six-over-one windows, with a diamond-patterned window in each gable end. Similar six-over-one windows are found on the other elevations. In the center, between the two gables, are four large diamond-paned leaded casement windows, forming a distinctive sunroom or windowed gallery on the second floor.

Detail for 158 Prospect ST / Parcel ID 545730-0990 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick, Stucco 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: two & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Integrity
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
City of Seattle DCLU Microfilm Records.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.

Photo collection for 158 Prospect ST / Parcel ID 545730-0990 / Inv #


Photo taken Feb 22, 2003
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