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Summary for 6233 CARLETON AVE / Parcel ID 3465800025 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Edward H. Krafft House Common Name:
Style: Vernacular Neighborhood: Georgetown
Built By: Year Built: 1925
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 historic character of the Georgetown neighborhood. This is a generally well-preserved historic property that may possess 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 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 apparently built for a housing developer, Frank Roar, and sold to Edwin H. Krafft, the proprietor of a Georgetown meat market (Elofson & Krafft). It is unclear whether Edwin and Iva Krafft resided here, however. (R. Clayton, Contractor).
(1997) An intact although altered example of an eclectic cottage similar to the side gable vernacular house type. This house type was commonly constructed throughout the American West during the later half of the 19th C and the early decades of the 20th C. This particular example exhibits distinctive design features and historic building fabric that reflect Craftsman/Bungalow style residential design modes popularized during the early 20th C: a one story cottage form with symmetrically placed entry porch and fenestration, and Prairie/Craftsman window design. The house is currently clad with asbestos shingles laid over original cedar shingle siding. It includes other distinctive features drawn from the popular early 20th C. Craftsman/Bungalow designs: a distinctive low roof pitch with wide overhangs & kneebraces and clipped gables, a central projecting entry porch with prominent clipped gable end (& wide barge board & kneebraces) supported by sets of square columns, and an end wall (wire cut) brick chimney. There are no other exterior alterations of note. This residence appears to have been constructed according to a standard builder’s plan or may be an Aladdin type mail order catalog home.

Detail for 6233 CARLETON AVE / Parcel ID 3465800025 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle - Concrete/Asbestos Foundation(s): Brick, Unknown
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
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Community Planning/Development
Changes to Original Cladding: Extensive
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.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.

Photo collection for 6233 CARLETON AVE / Parcel ID 3465800025 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Apr 25, 1997

Photo taken Sep 15, 2014

Photo taken Sep 15, 2014
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