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Summary for 4529 Eastern AVE / Parcel ID 0510001245 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Prairie Style Neighborhood: Wallingford
Built By: Year Built: 1919
This house was erected in 1918-19 by owners Henry B. Williams, a carpenter, and his wife, Naomi R. Williams. The owners listed their address as 4647 Eastern Avenue on the permit application. They appear to have remained at this latter address until at least 1924, a fact that suggests that the house at 4529 was built for rental or resale. There is no record or physical evidence of a garage ever having been built at the site. According to the permit history, a building permit was issued to Chris Wood and Diedre Feeney in 1991 to construct a second story addition to the structure and to alter the interior of the residence; however, no evidence of this work is visible from the street-side of the house. This structure is significant as an intact and well-maintained example of the prairie bungalow. It was built at the beginning of Seattleā€™s second north end building boom.
The house is a one-story, clapboard and shingle clad, hip-roofed frame residence built on a concrete foundation over a half basement. The low slope hipped roof, the continuous horizontal line of the eave, the enclosed soffits, the horizontal banding of the vertically oriented windows, and the detailing of the porch are all elements typical of prairie bungalow design. A wing extends toward Eastern Avenue N. from the northernmost two-thirds of the east elevation of the house and is protected by an eastward extension of the hipped roof. The entry porch is cut out of the northeast corner of this wing. A single wood post supports the roof at the outside corner of the porch. It bears on the clapboard-clad solid porch rail. The rail cap extends around the house, forming the sill of most of the larger windows, and separating the shingle cladding in the upper half of all elevations from the clapboard siding below, accentuating the horizontal bias of the design. Two doors are paired at the back (west) wall of the porch and placed on axis with the entry stair. However, another door at the south wall appears to be the main entry. The glazing at each of the three doors is divided into fifteen lights organized into a pattern five lights tall and three lights wide. A group of four double-hung windows is centered in the east wall of the wing just south of the porch. The upper sash of each unit is divided into four equal lights organized in a 2 x 2 pattern; the lower sash of each unit is undivided. The sill at the base of the window group is continuous with the extended porch cap wrapping the house. A pair of similar windows, each featuring a 3 x 2 pattern in the upper sash, is located in the east elevation of the house to the south of the wing. A chimney appears to be entirely enclosed within the body of the house near the point where the south wall of the wing returns to the east wall of the house. The sidewalls of the structure feature a number of windows of various sizes and configurations. A three part, divided, fixed window assembly and a pair of undivided double-hung units float above the porch rail extension at the north elevation. A notch appears to be cut into the structure at the northwest corner for a back porch. A large double hung unit stands on the porch rail extension at the south wall and a smaller fixed or casement window floats above the rail extension to the west The clapboard-clad sidewalls that once framed the entry stair have been removed. No other significant modifications are apparent

Detail for 4529 Eastern AVE / Parcel ID 0510001245 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Hip Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
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 Windows: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
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 4529 Eastern AVE / Parcel ID 0510001245 / Inv #

Photo taken Sep 09, 2004
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