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Summary for 5530 S Orcas ST S / Parcel ID 3723800416 / Inv #

Historic Name: Juhlin House Common Name: Juhlin House
Style: Vernacular 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 Juhlin House was constructed about 1903. John Juhlin (b. ca 1872), born and raised in Sweden, moved to Seattle four years after his 1891 immigration to the United States. Soon after his arrival he married another recent Swedish immigrant, Hilda Juhlin (b. ca 1872). John Juhlin, who painted houses, had an abundance of work during the Seattle boom times during the first decade of the 20th Century. There were plenty of houses to paint with the city's population increasing from 80,000 to 240,000 during the first ten years of the century. By about 1903, he earned enough money to purchase some land near Hillman City and built a house. At the time Hillman City was located just outside of Seattle's city limits. After completing the house they moved in with their two daughters and a son (ages 3 to 7). After John Juhlin died in 1912 or 1913, Hilda continued to live in the house with her children. One of Hilda's daughters worked as a Sears, Roebuck & Company clerk, another daughter worked for a physician, and her son worked in a shipyard building World War I merchant marine ships. In 1919 or 1920 Hilda Juhlin left Seattle. By 1928 Edward McArthur, a driver, and his wife Alma lived in the house. The Juhlin House appears to meet City of Seattle Landmark criteria due to the age of the structure (over 100 years old) and minimal alterations.
The Juhlin House is a vernacular side gable residence with a full width recessed porch. One cupola style dormer with original walkway is enclosed. A shed dormer rear addition. Double hung windows replacements in original surrounds. Needs maintenance.

Detail for 5530 S Orcas ST S / Parcel ID 3723800416 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood - Clapboard 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 Plan: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: Moderate
Changes to Windows: Slight
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 5530 S Orcas ST S / Parcel ID 3723800416 / Inv #

Photo taken Jan 05, 2005

Photo taken Jan 05, 2005
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