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Summary for 202 NE 47th ST NE / Parcel ID 8818400585 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman Neighborhood: Wallingford
Built By: Year Built: 1915
This house was erected in 1915, in the last years of the first North End building boom. It was designed and built by P. E. Wentworth (4210 Bagley), a merchant builder active in the Wallingford neighborhood at the time. A garage was added to the site in 1924 by owner Harvey J. Moss. Minor additions, including a nook, covered porch and skylight were made to the house in 1999 by builder Timothy B. Tanner for owner Jeb Sorom. The house is significant as an intact example of the increasingly larger and more complex craftsman style bungalows appearing in Wallingford in the second and third decades of the twentieth century. Despite recent modifications to the structure, the street elevations have changed little since the house was built.
This building is a 1-1/2 story wood clad frame residence on a concrete foundation over a full basement. Typical craftsman elements include the moderately sloped roof, the wide bargeboard supported by triangular knee braces, and the bungalow style double hung windows with unequal sash. The entry porch stretches toward the street at the south elevation. Nearly full height battered brick piers, each with a stone cap, support decorative stacked cribbing on which the porch gable appears to rests. A heavy timber deck rail spans the space between the brick piers at the south elevation of the porch. The entry stairs rise to the porch deck from the west and it flanked two of the porch piers. A group of three identical double hung windows is centered in each of the two side gables and in the dormer gable. Each of the individual windows consists of a small eight-light upper sash over a much larger undivided lower sash. A group of five similarly proportioned double hung windows (although with six lights in the upper sash rather than eight) are centered in the west facing, shed roofed main floor bay, and similar single double hung units occur at a few other places around the structure. A gable roofed bay with one off-center double hung window projects from the east elevation at main floor level. At the front (south) elevation, to the east of the porch, a larger double hung window, and a ten light rectangular window placed to align with the upper sash of the double hung units, illuminate the front room. A chimney is located at the east elevation where it is flanked at the main floor level by two high, small windows as is typical of bungalow chimneys. The top of the chimney has been modified slightly in recent years; the tile liner has been extended to function visually as a chimney pot and a metal cap has been added. The house is currently being used as a duplex according to the Assessor's Property Characteristics Report. A nook, covered porch, and skylight were added in 1999. Storm windows have been added to the dormer.

Detail for 202 NE 47th ST NE / Parcel ID 8818400585 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick, Shingle, Wood Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable, Shed 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 Windows: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Plan: Moderate
Major Bibliographic References
City of Seattle DCLU Microfilm Records.
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.

Photo collection for 202 NE 47th ST NE / Parcel ID 8818400585 / Inv #

Photo taken Aug 20, 2004
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