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Summary for 3855 S Brandon ST S / Parcel ID 3331000170 / Inv #

Historic Name: Sandquist House Common Name: Sandquist House
Style: Queen Anne Neighborhood: North Rainier Valley
Built By: Year Built: 1903
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
The Sandquist House was constructed about 1903. In the early spring 1903, soon after Anders John and wife Nellie Sandquist moved to Seattle, they purchased two lots from land developer Clarence Hillman. Hillman had recently created a subdivision at a place that he modestly called Hillman City which at the time was located just south of Seattle's city limits. By early summer of 1903 the Sandquists moved into the completed house where they lived for five years. During their residency, Anders worked as a blacksmith including two years at the Moran Shipyards. The Moran Shipyards were famous for building a dozen steamboats in 1897 that left together full of miners headed for Alaska gold. The George Webb family were the next occupants of the house. By 1908 the Webbs settled in Seattle and the following year moved into the Sandquist House. The household included George Webb (b. ca 1851), wife Jenna (b. ca 1853), daughter Lola Dunbah (b. ca 1887), and adopted son Harry Brown (b. 1895). Also living in the house was Lola's daughter Clara (b. ca 1908). George Webb worked for a wholesaler of poultry, eggs, butter and cheese located in the Western Avenue commission district. By 1915, Webb decided to go into business for himself and for four to five years he operated a butter and cheese shop in the Pike Place Market. By 1920 he moved to the Westlake Market located at 4th Avenue and Pine Street and opened a "coffeeteria" specializing in coffee. By 1923 he got out of the coffeeteria business and sold the house. By World War II Edward Hiscock, a janitor for the downtown Windsor Hotel lived in the house. The Sandquist House appears to meet City of Seattle Landmark criteria due to the age of the structure (over 100 years old) and minimal alterations.
Queen Anne style vernacular house with two cupola style dormers with hip roofs. Dormers are clad with decorative shingles. Two bay windows. Recessed porch with turned posts. Small shed roof addition in rear. Residence is sited on a corner lot.

Detail for 3855 S Brandon ST S / Parcel ID 3331000170 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
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: one & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Original Cladding: Extensive
Changes to Plan: Slight
Changes to Windows: 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 3855 S Brandon ST S / Parcel ID 3331000170 / Inv #

Photo taken Jan 05, 2005
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