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Summary for 92 E Lynn ST E / Parcel ID 2902201095 / Inv #

Historic Name: Linda Vista Apartments Common Name: Linda Vista Apartments
Style: Spanish - Eclectic Neighborhood: Eastlake
Built By: Year Built: 1930
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.
This is a good example of a Mediterranean Revival apartment building, although blockier in massing than most buildings of that style in Seattle. It is a modernized version of the style, combining brick and stucco with red clay tiles and modern steel casement window sash. Its relative simplicity and lack of detailing may reflect its construction date of 1930. It has 20 apartments averaging 678 square feet. The Eastlake neighborhood, despite its small size, has a wide variety of land uses, including industry, maritime industry, marinas, large institutions, a dense commercial strip and single family homes. Its key location between Lake Union and Capitol Hill has long made it an important north/south route connecting downtown with the University of Washington and other neighborhoods. Streetcars began running here as early as 1885, making it a logical location for apartment living. The numerous older apartment buildings, including a significant cluster of bungalow courts, are typically small in scale to fit in with the single family homes.
This asymmetrical apartment block is sited on a hillside, with three stories on the main floor and a garage on the lower level on the west. The first story and basement are clad with brick in varied shades of dark red, while the upper two stories are clad with white stucco. Th eroofs are clad with red clay barrel tiles. The massing is quite complex, including an east-west side-gabled volume with a north-south front gabled volume at the east end. The east-west volume is pierced by two large hip-roofed towers. At the northeast corner is a flat-roofed section with a curved parapet. The main entry is near the center of the sought façade, at the base of one of the towers. A shed roof with red clay tiles shelters the entry. Windows throughout are large multipaned steel casement sash with transoms. The main (south) façade has two pairs of arched windows set into blind arches.

Detail for 92 E Lynn ST E / Parcel ID 2902201095 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick, Stucco Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable, Hip Roof Material(s): Clay Tile
Building Type: Domestic - Multiple Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: three
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.
Shaping Seattle Architecture: A Historical Guide to the Architects. Jeffrey Karl Ochsner, ed. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1994.
King County Tax Assessor Records, ca. 1932-1972.
City of Seattle, Department of Planning and Development, Microfilm Records.

Photo collection for 92 E Lynn ST E / Parcel ID 2902201095 / Inv #

Photo taken Jun 08, 2006
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