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Summary for 2311 Nob Hill AVE / Parcel ID 080900-3740 / Inv #

Historic Name: Geele, Ralph & Mary, House Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1909
 
Significance
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.
In the opinion of the survey, this property is located in a potential historic districe (National and/or local).
This is a good example of a Craftsman house, notable particularly for its prominent gables and knee braces. The Craftsman style was perhaps the most popular style in Seattle, and elsewhere in the country, between 1905 and 1920. The original owner and builder are not known, but it was purchased in 1927 by Royal James, a Seattle policeman, and his wife Anna. They lived here until 1949, when Ralph and Mary Geele bought it. Mr. Geele was a supervisor at the Civic Ice Arena located where the opera house is today. They remained here for nearly fifty years, until Mary sold it in 1995.
 
Appearance
This Craftsman house has prominent gables and knee braces. The front gable roof has deep eaves, five large brackets and pointed bargeboards. The recessed entry porch, on the northern portion of the main (east) façade, has a similar gable, and a third gable on the façade covers a slightly rounded three-window bay above the garage. The south elevation has a gabled dormer and a three-sided bay on the first floor. Cladding is clapboard throughout, with wide belt courses above the first and second story windows and a water table above the garage. The front windows are leaded, with diamond-paned upper sections and wide wood surrounds with ears. Windows elsewhere are one-over-one sash. The basement garage on the main elevation has doors with eight windows that may be original. The date of the garage is not known, but probably dates to the 1920s.

Detail for 2311 Nob Hill AVE / Parcel ID 080900-3740 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable 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
Integrity
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Plan: Slight
Changes to Windows: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.

Photo collection for 2311 Nob Hill AVE / Parcel ID 080900-3740 / Inv #


Photo taken Feb 22, 2004
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