Home Page
Link to Seattle Department of Neighborhoods home page

Seattle Historical Sites

New Search

Summary for 4102 Eastern AVE / Parcel ID 9178601585 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Italian - Italianate, Queen Anne - Cottage Neighborhood: Wallingford
Built By: Year Built: 1904
This house was built in 1904 (the permit for the foundation, #27558, was dated May 19, 1904 and issued to Margaret Hubbard; the permit for the house, #29253, was dated August 16, 1904 and was issued to Marcus R. Hubbard, a police detective). A wood shed was added to the property in 1905. The Hubbards were no longer living at the house by 1910. Elizabeth H. Bondy owned the property when the Assessor surveyed it in 1937. It appears the she and her husband, Gustav A. Bondy, acquired the property in 1919. Although Carl E. Erickson apparently occupied the house in 1938, G. A. Bondy appears at this address again in city directories published in the early 1940s. George Yaeger lived in the house in the late 1940s. Hugh Murphy and his wife appear to have acquired the house in the early 1950s. The furnace was replaced and some electrical work completed by owner Hugh Murphy in 1962. By the 1970s, Mrs. Jean K. Murphy is listed as the resident at 4102 Eastern in city directories. Mrs. Murphy had the rear porch enclosed and converted into a dining space in 1977-78. The current owner, according to the King County Assessor Property Characteristics Report, is Hugh F. Murphy. Although some of the windows have been replaced and the back end of the house appears to have been remodeled, this structure maintains much of its original late Queen Anne character and is significant as a surviving structure from the first 25 years of Wallingford’s development.
This is a 1-1/2 story, shingle and clapboard and shingle clad frame residence over a three quarter basement on a concrete foundation (the porch appears to be supported by a post and pier foundation). The relatively steep roof, the pents at the gabled ends and at the gabled wall dormers, the enclosed soffits with heavy cornice molding, the hipped roof at the front porch supported by slender wood posts, the arch top window in the center of the street side gable with elaborated wooden “keystone” and the built up casings at the heads of several of the other windows are all features associated with Queen Anne cottage design. Some fancy shingles may have been added to the siding. Several wood windows have been replaced with aluminum sash and the back (east) end of the house may have been modified. No other modifications are apparent.

Detail for 4102 Eastern AVE / Parcel ID 9178601585 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable, Hip 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, Community Planning/Development
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
Changes to Plan: Moderate
Changes to Windows: Moderate
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.

Photo collection for 4102 Eastern AVE / Parcel ID 9178601585 / Inv #

Photo taken Aug 10, 2004
App v2.0.1.0