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Summary for 1511 BOYLSTON AVE / Parcel ID 8804900370 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Glencoe Apartments Common Name: Glencoe Apartments
Style: Queen Anne - Richardsonian Romanesque Neighborhood: Pike/Pine
Built By: Year Built: 1907
 
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.
The Glencoe apartments were built in 1907, but no information on its architect or original owner has been located. It is an unusually elegant and intact example of the early apartment buildings of the Capitol Hill neighborhood, only a few years after the first apartment buildings were constructed. This area was particularly popular because of its easy streetcar access to downtown and the rapidly developing commercial area on Broadway, with nearby amenities such as Lincoln (now cal Anderson) Park and Broadway High School. This building is notable for its expression of the Richardsonian Romanesque style, the common design influence on Pioneer Square buildings and institutional buildings of the 1890s. However, it was not commonly used for residential buildings here in Seattle. Its repetitive arches and use of red sandstone are distinctive.
 
Appearance
The Glencoe is three stories high, of brick construction faced with buff brick on the front fa├žade and common red brick on the rear and sides. The elegant entry has an oak door with sidelights and a transom window. The entry is recessed below a rounded Richardsonian arch of red brick, with a pent roof clad with red clay tile. This arch is repeated on the third floor, which has an open balcony with a wrought iron rail; the existing railing is compatible, although less ornate than the original. The top floor arch is flanked on each side by a small arched window and three large arched windows. The small arches on each floor are outline in rough-cut red sandstone. Windows sills are of red brick. The second story has three large arched windows in the center, flanked by two smaller windows. Flanking these are two large one-over-one windows, with prominent oversized lintels of rough-cut red sandstone. The first floor has similar windows. The north elevation has wood-clad shallow rounded bays on the second and thrid stories, each with three windows. Windows on the on the side and rear elevations are simple one-over-one sash. Topping the building is a very deep cornice with flat brackets, which extends across the front of the building.

Detail for 1511 BOYLSTON AVE / Parcel ID 8804900370 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat with Eaves Roof Material(s): Unknown
Building Type: Domestic - Multiple Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Brick No. of Stories: three
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Integrity
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.
King County Tax Assessor Records, ca. 1932-1972.
City of Seattle, Department of Planning and Development, Microfilm Records.

Photo collection for 1511 BOYLSTON AVE / Parcel ID 8804900370 / Inv # 0


Photo taken Jun 22, 2011
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