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Summary for 6657 Flora AVE / Parcel ID 2734100840 / Inv # GT092

Historic Name: Antonio and Mary Albanese House Common Name:
Style: Vernacular Neighborhood: Georgetown
Built By: Year Built: 1903
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
This property is associated with the residential and commercial building boom in Georgetown which occurred between 1890 and 1916. Fueled by the construction of the Seattle Brewing and Malting Company’s new brewing facility after the turn of the century and the arrival of foreign immigrants, especially German and Italian, Georgetown came to rely more on its commercial and industrial bases rather than agricultural. With the increase of industry and business, Georgetown had grown in population from 1,913 in 1900 to approximately 7,000 by 1910 as families located themselves near its factories and other places of employment. The original owner or builder of this residence have not been identified. It is known to have been owned by Antonio (and Mary) Albanese by 1922 who may have resided here until the 1970s. Antonio Albanese worked as a laborer with the City Park Department in the later 1930s.
A well preserved example of a hybrid hipped-roof vernacular house type. This small house type was commonly constructed throughout the American West during the later half of the 19th C and the early decades of the 20th C. This example exhibits distinctive design features and historic building fabric associated with popular architecture design modes during the late 19th C. and early 20th C: a distinctive one-story masonry finish accentuated by prominent front gable elements, a front facing bay window, cut-away porch and a combination of double-hung and cottage type windows with leaded glass. The house is unusually clad with a wire cut brick masonry veneer that includes diamond pattern ornamentation. While the form of the house is typical of late 19th C. vernacular house types, the finishes and detailing reflects popular 20th C. design modes: multiple gable elements (Tudor Revival) and gable end returns (Colonial Revival). These same features were further popularized and elaborated in Craftsman and Bungalow residential designs during the first two decades of the 20th C. This house was extensively remodeled c. 1937. The footprint of the principal portion of the house is 25’ x 42’ and includes a small one story rear porch. The central brick chimney remains in place. A small brick masonry garage designed in character with the residence is situated at the rear of the site.

Detail for 6657 Flora AVE / Parcel ID 2734100840 / Inv # GT092

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick, Shingle Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Hip Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Unknown No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Community Planning/Development, Ethnic Heritage
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.

Photo collection for 6657 Flora AVE / Parcel ID 2734100840 / Inv # GT092

Photo taken Apr 25, 1997

Photo taken Sep 20, 2014
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