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Summary for 1007 15th AVE / Parcel ID 1337300275 / Inv #

Historic Name: Cox, William & Nordica, House Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
Built By: Year Built: 1907
 
Significance
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
This is a somewhat unusual example of the Craftsman style, built in 1907. The original architect and owner have not been identified. The first known owner was Jonathan H. Slipper , who purchased the house in 1923. It had several owners in following years, with the longest-term owners being William B. Cox, a supervisor at the Kenworth Truck Company, and his wife Nordica, who lived here from the 1950s until the 1970s. In 1973 it was purchased by the Casey Family Program and became a group home. According to the 1937 tax assessor’s data, the house once had a greenhouse (now demolished) and a single garage, which was replaced in 1943.
 
Appearance
This house is distinctive for its twin front gables with decorative bargeboards. The bargeboards are unusually wide, with a slightly pointed arch and a quatrefoil cutout at the top. Similar bargeboards are found on the end gables of the side-gabled roof. Cladding on the first floor is wood shingles, with heavily-laid gray stucco on the second floor and gable ends. At the entry is a wide recessed porch that extends across the center third of the first floor; it is framed by two pairs of square wood columns. Windows throughout are wood sash with upper sash or transoms of leaded glass. The wood door is flanked by two small 12-light windows. To the south of the porch is a large three-part window. To the south is a pair of eight-over-one windows. In the center of the second floor, above the porch, is a group of four casement windows with transoms, with a narrow window box below. The two gable ends flanking this each have a pair of windows with wood shutters; the gable end above has simple half-timbering. The side gable ends are also half-timbered, and have a group of three small windows of each gable. There is a square bay on the south elevation on the first floor.

Detail for 1007 15th AVE / Parcel ID 1337300275 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Stucco Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
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: two & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Integrity
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.
King County Tax Assessor Records, ca. 1932-1972.
City of Seattle, Department of Planning and Development, Microfilm Records.

Photo collection for 1007 15th AVE / Parcel ID 1337300275 / Inv #


Photo taken Feb 12, 2006
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