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Summary for 6901 CARLETON AVE / Parcel ID 8159100089 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Joseph R. Huber Double House Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman Neighborhood: Georgetown
Built By: Year Built: 1911
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the National Register of Historic Places.

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 character of the Georgetown neighborhood.

This is an altered but relatively intact historic property that may possess some limited architectural and/or historic significance. This property exhibits some substantive changes to the exterior appearance since it was identified in the 1997 HRI project; it appears to have been heavily renovated and modern vinyl window products added to original window openings.

(1997) This property is associated with the residential and commercial building boom in Georgetown which occurred between 1890 and 1916. Fueled by the construction of the Seattle Brewing and Malting Company’s new brewing facility after the turn of the century and the arrival of foreign immigrants, especially German and Italian, Georgetown came to rely more on its commercial and industrial bases rather than agricultural. With the increase of industry and business, Georgetown had grown in population from 1,913 in 1900 to approximately 7,000 by 1910 as families located themselves near its factories and other places of employment. This double house appears to have been built by Joseph R. Huber, a building contractor who resided here by 1911. Mr. Huber is also associated with the nearby apartment house which he may have constructed. (see GT057).
An intact, however slightly altered, example of an early 20th C. multi-family residential design that exhibits distinctive Bungalow design features. This property is a double house (two family dwelling) that appears to have been constructed according to a plans that were commonly available through architect/builder’s plan books or Aladdin type house catalogs. This double house exhibits design features and historic building fabric that reflect the popularity of early 20th C Craftsman/Bungalow design modes: a one & ½ story side gable main form with symmetrically placed cut-away entry porches and bay windows on the principle facade. The house is distinguished by low roof pitches, wide barge boards, wide overhanging eaves, exposed rafter ends and kneebraces. Each entry porch includes a wooden column supported on a low wall plinth. The windows are typically standard double-hung and in some cases they have been altered or replaced. The house is currently clad with narrow clapboard siding (at body) and double course shingles (at gable ends & base). The original cladding treatment along with trim and architectural features emphasized the horizontal design character.

Detail for 6901 CARLETON AVE / Parcel ID 8159100089 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Multiple Family Plan: Irregular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Community Planning/Development
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
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 6901 CARLETON AVE / Parcel ID 8159100089 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Apr 22, 1997

Photo taken Apr 22, 1997

Photo taken Apr 22, 1997

Photo taken Sep 12, 2014
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