Home Page
Link to Seattle Department of Neighborhoods home page

Seattle Historical Sites

New Search

Summary for 1021 S BAILEY ST S / Parcel ID 2734100620 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: V.I. Sprinkle House #1 Common Name:
Style: Ranch - Minimal Traditional Neighborhood: Georgetown
Built By: Year Built: 1941

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 a an intact historic property that appears to possess limited architectural and/or historic significance.

This property exhibits no substantive changes to the exterior appearance since it was identified in the 1997 HRI project.

(1997) This property is associated with an era of residential and commercial building between 1916 and 1942 which continued in Georgetown despite an acceleration of the trends toward the industrialization of the area. Significant changes came with prohibition and the closure of the brewery in 1916, the completion of the Duwamish Waterway in 1917, and the arrival of new businesses, such as the Boeing Airplane Company in 1916. In spite of the increasingly industrial nature of the area which had been zoned as such in 1923, residents of Georgetown continued to build new homes and businesses and to plan for a future in the neighborhood. This house (designed by architec R. C. Stanley) is one of three Georgetown properties known to have been developed and built by V.I. Sprinkle (see GT043 and GT083).
A generally unaltered example of the earliest modern domestic design, the Minimal Traditional style. This was a dominant residential design mode during the late 1930s and early 40s that exhibits minimal design elements loosely based on earlier stylist, primarily Tudor, revivals and eclectic residential design modes. This design mode reflects the influence of European modernism and was the precursor to the widely popular Ranch and rambling Colonial designs of the post WWII era. This residence exhibits design features and historic building fabric that typify the Minimal Traditional design mode: a medium to low pitched roof form with a facade dominated by a prominent hipped wing, tight eave and rake details, and minimal ornamental trim features, including a shallow bay window. The house is distinguished by an asymmetrical facade and distinctive three part horizontally divided window sash. The majority of original windows remain in place and are both standard and three-part (divided horizontally) double-hung type. A large brick masonry chimney is situated at the side elevation of the residence. The house is currently clad with the original wide cedar siding. The front porch is slightly recessed and is adjacent to a shallow bay window. The house is unique in that it includes a basement level garage that is accessible from the east Flora Avenue South side.

Detail for 1021 S BAILEY ST S / Parcel ID 2734100620 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Hip Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Irregular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Community Planning/Development
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
City of Seattle DCLU Microfilm Records.
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.

Photo collection for 1021 S BAILEY ST S / Parcel ID 2734100620 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Mar 24, 1997

Photo taken Mar 24, 1997

Photo taken Sep 15, 2014

Photo taken Sep 15, 2014
App v2.0.1.0