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Summary for 3815 S Ferdinand ST S / Parcel ID 1702901601 / Inv #

Historic Name: Peirson, Van R. and Agnes, House Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne, Vernacular Neighborhood: Columbia City
Built By: Year Built: 1891
This house was built in 1891 on block 15, lot 275 of the plat of Columbia.. The plat of Columbia was filed on August 5th, 1891 at the request of J.K. Edmiston a representative of the Washington Co-operative Home Company. Approximately 32 houses were built in the plat of Columbia between 1891 and 1892. By 1938, only 21 houses built between 1891 and 1892 were still extant in the Columbia plat. This house is one of five houses built between 1891 and 1892 in the plat of Columbia that are extant in the Columbia City historic district. The house was likely built for Van R. and Agnes Peirson who, according to Assessor's records, owned the building in 1892. Peirson was mayor of Columbia City from 1903 to 1906. W.B. Severyne, who may have purchased the house from the Peirsons, sold the property to John and Annie Mason in 1936. From 1938 to 1942, Wesley Combs occupied the house. The house is significant as one of the few remaining early residential buildings in the Columbia City historic district.
This intact one and a half story vernacular house exhibits Queen Anne style details. The house is of wood frame construction and is supported by a concrete foundation. The house has an irregular plan and a front gable with side gable wing roof form, both exhibiting gable end returns. The side gable roof partially extends to cover a front porch, and exhibits a small centered front gable roof supported by slim wood posts. A cutaway bay window is located on the first story of the front gable and exhibits decorative lace-like brackets. The house is clad in drop siding with bands of decorative fishscale shingles. The fenestration consists of one-over-one double hung windows featured both singly and in pairs. Pairs of windows are located on each of the second story gable ends.

Detail for 3815 S Ferdinand ST S / Parcel ID 1702901601 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status: NR, LR
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood - Drop siding Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable 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: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.
Centennial History, Columbia City, Rainier Valley, 1853-1991, Pioneers of Columbia City. Seattle, Washington, 1992.
King County Tax Assessment Rolls, Washington State Archives.

Photo collection for 3815 S Ferdinand ST S / Parcel ID 1702901601 / Inv #

Photo taken Mar 22, 2004
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