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Summary for 1239 E Newton ST E / Parcel ID 8670900055 / Inv #

Historic Name: McIntyre Residence Common Name:
Style: Beaux Arts - Neoclassical, Colonial - Colonial Revival, Greek Revival Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
Built By: Year Built: 1919
This house, built in 1919, is Colonial Revival in style, with an attached “temple” pedimented portico, giving it a Classical Revival or Greek Revival touch, a relatively unusual feature in Seattle. The original owner is not known, but it was purchased in 1930 by W. H. Hagen and in 1939 by Henry C. Ristine, who lived here for twenty years. The current family has owned the house since 1959. This house is close to Federal Avenue, a tree-lined avenue with a fine collection of large homes, many designed by prominent architects for some of Seattle’s leading families. The street was well located for development, as it is only one block from the Broadway/10th Avenue streetcar line and abuts the open spaces of Volunteer Park and Lake View Cemetery to the east. Although the southern two blocks were platted s part of the 1883 Phinney’s Addition, little development occurred until the first decade of the 20th century, about the time that Volunteer Park was redesigned by the Olmsted Brothers. The landscape architecture firm continually encouraged the city to purchase the property on the west side of the park, so that it would extend all the way to the street; obviously, this was never done.
This simple hip-roofed house is clad with alternating bands of wide and narrow wood shingles. The street façade has a pair of six-light French doors at each side of the first story; above are two pairs of 8-over-1 double-hung wood windows with shutters. The first story is almost entirely covered by a pediment portico at grade level, supported by four evenly-spaced Doric columns. The actual entrance to the house is on the west side, facing the driveway, with a smaller pedimented portico with two columns.

Detail for 1239 E Newton ST E / Parcel ID 8670900055 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle Foundation(s): Concrete - Block
Roof Type(s): Hip Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
King County Tax Assessor Records, ca. 1932-1972.
City of Seattle, Department of Planning and Development, Microfilm Records.

Photo collection for 1239 E Newton ST E / Parcel ID 8670900055 / Inv #

Photo taken Oct 26, 2005
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