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Summary for 802 16th AVE / Parcel ID 2254501865 / Inv #

Historic Name: Unknown Common Name:
Style: Beaux Arts - Neoclassical Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1908
 
Significance
In the opinion of the survey, this property is located in a potential historic districe (National and/or local).
This mansion was built apparently as a single family residence but by 1937 had become a duplex in the ownership of the Catholic Church. Built at the height of construction activities in the Edes and Knight Addition, this is perhaps the most ambitious neoclassical style house in the area. It commands a prominent corner and contributes to the historic streetscape.
 
Appearance
This is a two story frame neoclassical mansion. It has a hipped roof with gable dormers and a predominent full height pedimented portico combined with a full width one story porch. The portico is supported by two monumental Corinthian columns while the lesser [inset] porch is supported [by] simple round columns. Originally, the one story porch was supported by trios of classical columns resting on square paneled bases. Spindlework baluster originally edged the one story proch and crested its roof. A major addition was made to the rear of the house in 1941 and a bulky enclosure added to the porch roof prior to 1951.

Detail for 802 16th AVE / Parcel ID 2254501865 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status: INV
Cladding(s): Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Post & Pier
Roof Type(s): Hip Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Integrity
Changes to Plan: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Interview with current owner.

Photo collection for 802 16th AVE / Parcel ID 2254501865 / Inv #


Photo taken Jul 01, 1991

Photo taken Jul 01, 1991
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