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Summary for 1005 5th AVE / Parcel ID 387990-1505 / Inv #

Historic Name: Walker, George & Bertha, House Common Name:
Style: Spanish - Eclectic Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1929
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 distinctive Spanish Eclectic house was built in 1929, probably for George Walker, a Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Company employee, and his wife Bertha. They lived here many years, with Mrs. Walker remaining after her husband’s death into the 1970s. In the 1970s-80s it was owned by William J. Wigen, an attorney with Burns & Ricketts, and his wife Suellen and , in the 1990s, by William Oberg. Although it is not easily apparent, the house was altered in 1998 with an addition above the original garage, which is located down the hill on West Kinnear Place at the south end of the house. This addition included adding a window bay to the main façade. The windows generally match the older windows. The entry has also been slightly changed to place the stairs to the side instead of the front, and the secondary entry on the north elevation has been moved from the front to the rear of a small enclosed porch.
This side-gable house has stucco cladding and a red clay tile roof. The entry is at the north end of the main (east) façade, with a small recessed entry porch and stoop with a wrought iron rail. The roof of the entry forms a shallow porch on the second-floor level. At the centee of the façade is a hipped-roof bay with a three-part window with turned mullions between the sash. The five evenly spaced windows on the second floor have shutters. The north elevation has a small shed-roofed enclosed porch, with an entry on the rear, to the garden. Above are three windows. The south elevation has a double garage on the first floor, down the hill, with a wrought iron balcony on the second floor; French doors with eight-light leaded sidelights open onto the balcony. The third floor has three pairs of arched ten-light leaded casement windows. To the east is another pair of arched leaded French doors with two small six-light casement windows.

Detail for 1005 5th AVE / Parcel ID 387990-1505 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Stucco Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Clay Tile
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
Changes to Plan: 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 1005 5th AVE / Parcel ID 387990-1505 / Inv #

Photo taken Sep 04, 2004
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