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Summary for 1633 6th AVE / Parcel ID 423290-2530 / Inv #

Historic Name: Wilson, Charles E. House Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne - Cottage, Vernacular Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1904
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the National Register of Historic Places.
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
In the opinion of the survey, this property is located in a potential historic districe (National and/or local).
Little is known about the early history of this house, which is one of the older ones in the vicinity, dating from 1904. It has had a number of owners over the years. It was purchased in 1939 by Charles E. Wilson; later owners included Michael D. Holly (1968) and Ronald R. McAffee (1971). The house appears to be largely unaltered or restored to its original appearance; the shingles in the gable ends have probably been replaced in the last century but are very similar to the original. Notes from G. Lange's Pre-Residential Survey: Bay windows (3-sided) norht & east elevations. Double hung windows with beveled sash. Small shed addition to rear. Rear balcony added post-1937. Sited on corner lot. Full width porch with Doric columns. Small window added to side elevation.
This cross-gable house has a hipped-roof full-width porch on the main (east) façade, with four slender square columns, a plain balustrade and a lattice window. The entry is at the south end of the façade, marked by a gable in the porch roof. Above the porch is a three-part window, with a spider pattern in the center transom. Cladding is clapboard with wider clapboard and fishscale shingles in the gable ends; these are painted in complementary colors that give them increased emphasis. There is a water table and a belt course above the second floor windows. The foundation is of historic rock-faced concrete block. Each gable end has a prominent bracketed cornice separating the clapboard and shingle cladding. Windows are primarily one-over-one, with one in each gable end, two on the second floor on each elevation. The north elevation has a hipped bay with three windows, flanked by two similar windows.

Detail for 1633 6th AVE / Parcel ID 423290-2530 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Block
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.

Photo collection for 1633 6th AVE / Parcel ID 423290-2530 / Inv #

Photo taken Mar 15, 2003

Photo taken Oct 15, 2003
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