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Summary for 6710 CORSON AVE / Parcel ID 8159100070 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: C.A. Chambers House Common Name:
Style: Vernacular Neighborhood: Georgetown
Built By: Year Built: 1906

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 appearance since it was identified in the 1997 HRI project.

(1997) This property is associated with the residential and commercial building boom in Georgetown which occurred between 1890 and 1916. Fueled by the construction of the Seattle Brewing and Malting Company’s new brewing facility after the turn of the century and the arrival of foreign immigrants, especially German and Italian, Georgetown came to rely more on its commercial and industrial bases rather than agricultural. With the increase of industry and business, Georgetown had grown in population from 1,913 in 1900 to approximately 7,000 by 1910 as families located themselves near its factories and other places of employment. The original owner/builder of this converted residence has not been identified. It is known to have been owned by C.A. Chambers who had it converted from a single family residence to a three-family dwelling c. 1944. This property may pre-date the construction date identified on assessor’s records and is worthy of additional research to determine a more accurate date of construction and original ownership.
A significantly altered, however partially intact example of a two-story (vernacular) hipped single family cottage converted to multi-family units. The two story hipped form was a domestic building type during the late 19th C. This property was initially constructed (c.1906) as a single family dwelling and later altered and converted to the three family dwelling reflected by its current form. It is assumed that any distinctive Queen Anne features were lost when the house was converted in the early 1940s. The residence exhibits a prominent roof form along with some distinctive design features and portions of historic building fabric, including: symmetrical building form with bay windows to each side of the entry porch, tall narrow 1/1 double-hung window sash , narrow overhangs and flared porch roof form. The current small central porch roof is supported by chamfered wood posts. The original rustic dropped siding was previously covered by asphalt (brick pattern) siding and is currently covered by vinyl or aluminum siding. The majority of original window openings remain in place, however the surrounds (and possibly the sash) have been altered. Portions of an older central brick chimney appear to remain in place. The house was converted into two separate apartments (and seven boarding rooms) c.1944 at which time several exterior alterations were apparently made.

Detail for 6710 CORSON AVE / Parcel ID 8159100070 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Veneer- Vinyl Siding Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Hip Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Community Planning/Development
Changes to Original Cladding: Extensive
Changes to Plan: 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.

Photo collection for 6710 CORSON AVE / Parcel ID 8159100070 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Apr 22, 1997

Photo taken Sep 20, 2014
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