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Summary for 6230 CARLETON AVE / Parcel ID 2734100380 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: John H. and Sophia Verser House Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman Neighborhood: Georgetown
Built By: Year Built: 1912
Based on field work conducted in September 2014, this historic property retains its relationship to the streetscape, historic building form and a sufficient amount of exterior historic building fabric (design features, cladding and/or window sash/openings) to contribute to the distinct historic character of the Georgetown neighborhood. This is a well-preserved historic property that appears to possess some architectural and/or historic significance. This property appears to have been carefully rehabilitated since it was identified in the 1997 HRI project. It retains a distinctive building form, historic building fabric and features.

(1997) This property is associated with an era of residential and commercial building between 1916 and 1942 which continued in Georgetown despite an acceleration of the trends toward the industrialization of the area. Significant changes came with prohibition and the closure of the brewery in 1916, the completion of the Duwamish Waterway in 1917, and the arrival of new businesses, such as the Boeing Airplane Company in 1916. In spite of the increasingly industrial nature of the area which had been zoned as such in 1923, residents of Georgetown continued to build new homes and businesses and to plan for a future in the neighborhood. This house appears to have been built for John H. and Sophia Verser who resided here by 1912. The builder was Bernard Giancoli, a building contractor who, along with other family members, built numerous buildings in Georgetown during this era. (See GT033, GT067, GT085, and GT086).
(1997) An intact however altered example of an early 20th C. residential design that includes particularly distinctive Bungalow design features. This residence was constructed according to a fairly common house plan that was used throughout the Seattle area during this era and is similar to numerous Bungalow designs available through architect/builder’s plan books and Aladdin type house catalogs. This residence exhibits design features and historic building fabric that reflect the popularity of early 20th C Craftsman/Bungalow design modes: a one story multiple front gable form with a projecting offset cut-away front porch. The house is distinguished by low roof pitches, wide barge boards, wide overhanging eaves, exposed rafter ends and kneebraces. The entry porch includes square wooden columns supported by a plinth wall. The windows are a combination of double-hung and cottage type (with diamond pattern upper sash members). The house is currently clad with asbestos (?) shingles laid over original cedar clapboard (body) and shingles (base). The original variegated cladding treatment along with trim and architectural features emphasized the horizontal design character. . An original oval glass panel entry door appears to remain in place however some minor window and porch alterations have been made.

Detail for 6230 CARLETON AVE / Parcel ID 2734100380 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle - Concrete/Asbestos Foundation(s): Post & Pier
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Community Planning/Development, Ethnic Heritage
Changes to Original Cladding: Extensive
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Plan: Intact
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 6230 CARLETON AVE / Parcel ID 2734100380 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Apr 25, 1997

Photo taken Sep 15, 2014
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