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Summary for 432-434 17th AVE / Parcel ID / Inv #

Historic Name: Connor, Edward, Duplex Common Name:
Style: Beaux Arts - Neoclassical Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
Built By: Year Built: 1903
 
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.
This imposing fourplex is in the Neoclassical style, relatively unusual in small Seattle buildings. It was built in 1903 for Edward Connor by Fred Fehren, based on a pattern book design. A virtual twin to this building, the Cooper House on 14th Avenue E., is a designated City of Seattle landmark. Connor purchased the property for this house in 1912. At that time he also purchased the two adjacent duplexes (428-430 17th Avenue E. and 1711 E. Republican St.), built in 1903. The three buildings are now a condominium.
 
Appearance
This four-unit building is basically a flat-roofed apartment block in form, but with a curved two-story portico in front. It has a flat cornice with brackets and dentils, which are also seen on the portico. The Corinthian columns match the fluted pilasters at the front corners. There are two arched recessed entries flanking the portico. These have turned balustrades, as do the porches on the first and second levels of the portico. The north elevation has a curved two-story bay and a secondary entrance. Windows are one-over-one, with two pairs of French doors opening onto the porches.

Detail for 432-434 17th AVE / Parcel ID / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Hip Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Multiple Family Plan: Irregular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Integrity
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.
King County Tax Assessor Records, ca. 1932-1972.
City of Seattle, Department of Planning and Development, Microfilm Records.

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