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Summary for 4729 36th AVE / Parcel ID 1703400185 / Inv #

Historic Name: Rosby – Garrison House Common Name:
Style: Vernacular Neighborhood: Columbia City
Built By: Year Built: 1905
This house, located overlooking Columbia Park, was built in 1908. Early ownership is unknown. A.L. Rosby owned the house as of 1937. D.P. Garrison purchased the house in the early 1940s.
This one story vernacular house, built facing Columbia Park, is of wood frame construction and is supported by a concrete foundation. The house has a rectangular plan and a hipped roof with an offset cross gable front. The house is clad in running stretcher brick veneer and vertical wood siding in the front gable end. The fenestration on the front elevation consists of a one-over-one double hung windows located below the front gable, and two three light fixed pane windows that flank the inset front entrance. The original windows, some with decorative upper sashes, have been replaced with 1940s windows and modern vinyl windows. Originally, the house had a cut away front porch, which has since been partially enclosed. A concrete block retaining wall is located on the side of the house facing the park. A detached non-historic non-contributing garage is located directly behind the Rosby – Garrison House.

Detail for 4729 36th AVE / Parcel ID 1703400185 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status: NR, LR
Cladding(s): Brick, Vertical - Boards 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
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Extensive
Changes to Windows: Moderate
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.
Centennial History, Columbia City, Rainier Valley, 1853-1991, Pioneers of Columbia City. Seattle, Washington, 1992.

Photo collection for 4729 36th AVE / Parcel ID 1703400185 / Inv #

Photo taken Mar 22, 2004
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