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Summary for 806 NE 55th ST NE / Parcel ID 1928300560 / Inv # UD108

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: American Foursquare Neighborhood: University
Built By: Year Built: 1908
This modified American Foursquare is significant as a relatively intact example of an early house in the northwest quadrant of the University District neighborhood. Its exact construction date is unknown due to the lack of a building permit on record; however, it would appear that this house was built prior to 1908.
This one and a half story modified version of an American foursquare is sited facing north on the lot. The roof is hipped and has hipped roof dormers. The house is clad in clapboard siding. A front porch runs the full width of the front elevation; the main hipped roof extends over the porch and is supported by decorative columns. The main entrance, whose original door has been replaced, is on the east side of the front elevation; a three-part double-hung window is located west of the front entrance. The half-story dormers have four double-hung windows; these windows are not original and replaced windows similar to those on the first story of the front elevation. A bay window has been added on the east side; the west side bay window has been altered slightly with the addition of new windows. This house has been moderately altered.

Detail for 806 NE 55th ST NE / Parcel ID 1928300560 / Inv # UD108

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood - Clapboard 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: one & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Plan: Slight
Changes to Windows: Extensive
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 806 NE 55th ST NE / Parcel ID 1928300560 / Inv # UD108

Photo taken Jan 23, 2002
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