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Summary for 1529 6th AVE / Parcel ID 432290-2830 / Inv #

Historic Name: del Grosso, Peter & Mary, House Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne - Shingle Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1903
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 unusual house, with Shingle style elements, was designed by James H. Schack in 1902 for Aaron M. Black, who had a real estate business. However, the primary owners have been Peter and Mary del Grosso, who bought the house in 1941 and remained here until the 1980s. The house appears to be largely intact. A a deck and one-story addition off the kitchen in the rear was constructed in 2003. This is one of the first local works of James Hansen Schack. A native of the Schlesweg region of Germany, Schack arrived in Seattle in 1901 after receiving architectural training at various Chicago firms. He was a partner of Daniel Huntington from 1907-09, primarily designing apartments, commercial buildings and residences, as well as the First United Methodist Church in downtown Seattle. He is best known, however, for his later partnership with David Meyers and Arrigo Young, which began in 1920. The firm designed the Seattle Civic Auditorium complex, the town of Longview and numerous residences and commercial buildings. It remained in existence as TRA until the 1990s.
This is a tall front-gable structure, clad with clapboard on the main level and shingles above. The full-width recessed porch has three round wood columns. The porch has an oak door and two windows with leaded glass in a delicate pattern of circles and ellipses. The gabled volume has an unusual flared shape, breaking at the top of the second floor. The second floor has a pair of 12-over-one windows with a cornice above, a windowbox below and a diamond shaped plaque in between. A distinctive feature is a small 8-light window at the top of the gable, with shingled sides curving inward. Each side elevation has a shed-roofed dormer with two windows, a small slider and a larger multipaned casement. There is a belt course below the first floor windows and a water table. The north elevation has asecondary entry with no porch or hood.

Detail for 1529 6th AVE / Parcel ID 432290-2830 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood - Clapboard 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 & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Plan: Slight
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
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.
Ochsner, Jeffrey Karl, ed. Shaping Seattle Architecture, A Historical Guide to the Architects. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1994.

Photo collection for 1529 6th AVE / Parcel ID 432290-2830 / Inv #

Photo taken Feb 05, 2003
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