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Summary for 6245 CARLETON AVE / Parcel ID 3465800010 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: William R. Burke House Common Name:
Style: Ranch - Minimal Traditional Neighborhood: Georgetown
Built By: Year Built: 1942
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.

Based on field work conducted in September 2014, this historic property retains its relationship to the streetscape, historic building form and a sufficient amount of exterior historic building fabric (design features, cladding and/or window sash/openings) to contribute to the distinct character of the Georgetown neighborhood.

This is an altered but relatively intact historic property that may possess some limited architectural and/or historic significance. This property exhibits no substantive changes to the exterior since it was identified in the 1997 HRI project.

(1997) This property is associated with an era of residential and commercial building between 1916 and 1942 which continued in Georgetown despite an acceleration of the trends toward the industrialization of the area. Significant changes came with prohibition and the closure of the brewery in 1916, the completion of the Duwamish Waterway in 1917, and the arrival of new businesses, such as the Boeing Airplane Company in 1916. In spite of the increasingly industrial nature of the area which had been zoned as such in 1923, residents of Georgetown continued to build new homes and businesses and to plan for a future in the neighborhood. This house was constructed by an owner/builder, William R. Burke, who acquired the property (which included a small wood-frame cottage c. 1919 that he remodeled c. 1928 and later moved to 6410 Corson Avenue South c. 1938) in 1925 and owned it until c. 1966.
(1997) A generally intact example of the earliest modern domestic design, the Minimal Traditional style. This was a dominant residential design mode during the late 1930s and early 40s that exhibits minimal design elements loosely based on earlier stylist, primarily Tudor, revivals and eclectic residential design modes. This design mode reflects the influence of European modernism and was the precursor to the widely popular Ranch and rambling Colonial designs of the post WWII era. This residence exhibits design features and historic building fabric that typify the Minimal Traditional design mode: a medium to low pitched roof form with a facade dominated by prominent front gable, tight eave and rake details, and minimal ornamental (Colonial) trim features. The house is distinguished by an asymmetrical facade and varied cladding treatment. The majority of original windows appear to remain in place and are typically three-part double-hung type divided horizontally. A decorative hexagon window and a large brick masonry fireplace chimney are situated at the front and the side elevation. The house is clad with brick veneer and machine shakes at the gable ends and dormer walls. An small offset entrance porch and stair are situated at the front corner of the house.

Detail for 6245 CARLETON AVE / Parcel ID 3465800010 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick, Shingle Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Irregular
Structural System: Brick No. of Stories: one & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Community Planning/Development
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
City of Seattle DCLU Microfilm Records.
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.

Photo collection for 6245 CARLETON AVE / Parcel ID 3465800010 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Apr 25, 1997

Photo taken Apr 25, 1997

Photo taken Sep 15, 2014
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