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Summary for 153 Prospect ST / Parcel ID 545730-0905 / Inv #

Historic Name: Wakefield-Kuppler House Common Name:
Style: Tudor Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1926
 
Significance
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).
This distinctive brick-clad house was built in 1926 by J. Archibald and Lucy Wakefield; he owned Wakefield & Son, Inc., a firm with several downtown billiards parlors. Little is known about the home's history, as the permit lists no architect or builder, and no King County tax assessor's property record card is available. From the 1930s-70s the house was owned by Walter and Anna Kuppler; he was secretary-treasurer of Lamporium, Inc., a manufacturer of rotary lamp switches. The owner in the 1970s-80s was Dave Moen, and it was later purchased by Richard Redman, president of Sellen Construction Company.
 
Appearance
This brick-clad house has a gable-front and wing form. Full-width shed dormers on the east elevation of the main volume and on the north and south elevations of the smaller wing give it an unusual roofline. The roof has wide eaves with returns and modillions. The small brick entry porch is at the angle of the two wings, with the entry through a round arch and with an arched window to the west. The arches are repeated in a prominent arched twin window to the east of the entry porch. All of these arches are trimmed with white cast stone, a distinctive feature also used on the window lintels and sills. Windows on the west and north have leaded glass in a delicate tulip pattern. The other windows are double-hung with transoms. A side entry on the east side has a small gabled porch with large curved brackets.

Detail for 153 Prospect ST / Parcel ID 545730-0905 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
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
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Integrity
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
City of Seattle DCLU Microfilm Records.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.

Photo collection for 153 Prospect ST / Parcel ID 545730-0905 / Inv #


Photo taken Mar 16, 2003
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