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Summary for 5031 8th AVE / Parcel ID 2862101010 / Inv # UD103

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman Neighborhood: University
Built By: Year Built: 1909
This house, built in 1909, is significant as an example of a nearly intact Craftsman house; its arched recessed second story balcony is one of its most interesting features. The original owner/builder is unknown. Pre-1935 ownership is unknown, the house appears to have been used primarily as a rental property.
This one and a half story Craftsman house is sited facing east on the lot. The roof is front gabled with gabled side dormers. The house is clad in clapboard siding; the original stucco siding on the half story has been replaced with clapboard siding. A porch runs the entire width of the front elevation and is decorated with Craftsman wood detailing; the original cement steps have been replaced with wood steps and railings have been added. The front door, which is not original, is centered and flanked by double-hung windows. The half story of the front elevation has a wide, arched, recessed balcony that is flanked by two small square fixed paned windows. The recessed balcony has a railing that runs its full length. Aside from the change in siding and the addition of railing to the front porch, this house retains much of its original form.

Detail for 5031 8th AVE / Parcel ID 2862101010 / Inv # UD103

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: Intact
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.

Photo collection for 5031 8th AVE / Parcel ID 2862101010 / Inv # UD103

Photo taken Apr 13, 2002
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