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Summary for 1310 E Lynn ST E / Parcel ID 6861700015 / Inv #

Historic Name: Walkinshaw, Walter & Jean, Residence Common Name:
Style: American Foursquare Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
Built By: Year Built:
This large (more than 3500 square feet) variation of the American Foursquare or Classic Box house sits above the street on a double lot; the surrounding plantings make it difficult to see. Although the main volume of the house is a Foursquare, the first floor extends along the front like an enclosed porch, although it may have been original. The architect or builder has not been identified. This variation with projecting bays and peaks on the roof is commonly found in some neighborhoods, typically constructed by a local builder from a pattern book design. However, this house is more elaborate than many and may have been designed by an architect. The 1937 tax assessor’s data notes its elegant interior, with mahogany woodwork, hardwood floors, tile and brick fireplaces, marble kitchen counter and extensive tile work in the kitchen and bathrooms. The current owners purchased the house in 1963.
This Classic Box or Foursquare has the typical hipped-roof form with a slightly flared roof with deep bracketed eaves and a shallow hipped dormer on the front and rear. Cladding is clapboard. The second story corner windows, with decorative leaded upper sections, form projecting bays, protruding through the roof to form peaks. Between these is a narrow balcony and a small multipaned window with wide decorative surround. A glass–enclosed porch extends across the front façade; some of these windows are newer picture windows, but most are older multipaned sash. There is square bay on the side and a secondary entry on the rear elevation; each has a hipped bracketed roof.

Detail for 1310 E Lynn ST E / Parcel ID 6861700015 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
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 Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: 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 1310 E Lynn ST E / Parcel ID 6861700015 / Inv #

Photo taken Sep 27, 2005
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