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Summary for 514 Crockett ST / Parcel ID 168940-0570 / Inv #

Historic Name: Hull, Stephen & Rose, House Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman, Tudor Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1911
 
Significance
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.
In the opinion of the survey, this property is located in a potential historic districe (National and/or local).
This imposing Craftsman/Tudor house was built in 1911 for James S. Holt, a partner in Holt & Jeffrey, Inc., a general contractor and civil engineering firm. However, the permit notes that the house was to be built with day labor. The designer appears to have been Ray F. Chatlien, listed in the directory as a draftsman for J. W. Chatlien's Standard Appraisal Company. The house was noted in both the Historic Seattle survey and the city-wide historic resouces survey done in the 1970s. The home's primary owner was Stephen A. Hull, a real estate developer/contractor. While with S. W. Straus & Co., he developed and built numerous warehouse and loft buildings, including the Maritime, Oceanic and Terminal Sales buildings downtown, and the Wilsonian Apartments in the University District. He was active in civic affairs and served in the state legislature from 1915-19. Hull and his wife Rose purchased the house in 1920, but did not live here continually; they may have rented it. They did live here from the 1930s until the mid-1960s. Later owners were Robertson and Agnes Coit, owners of the Montclair Apartments (1960s) , and Charles Rohrman, a physician, and his wife Janice, who purchased the house in the 1970s and still own it.
 
Appearance
This house is primarily Craftsman in style, with a gable front. There is an element of Tudor Revival in the upper stories, clad with half-timbered stucco; the first floor is clad with clinker brick. The large gabled dormer is also half timbered. Other Craftsman details include the decorative brackets and extended bargeboards and rafter tails. The wide gable end on the south elevation projects above the lower floor, with a gabled cornice and brackets. The house's most notable feature is the expansive projecting brick porch, now vine-covered, that spans the entire front and extends across the driveway and forms an arched entry to the garden to the east. Windows are one-over-one double-hung sash, arranged singly or in pairs. The main elevation has a pair of windows on the top floor, flanked by single windows; the second floor has a pair of small windows flanked by two individual windows on each side.

Detail for 514 Crockett ST / Parcel ID 168940-0570 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick - Clinker, Stucco Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Integrity
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: 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.
Spencer, Lloyd, and Lancaster Pollard. A History of the State of Washington. New York: American Historical Society, 1937.

Photo collection for 514 Crockett ST / Parcel ID 168940-0570 / Inv #


Photo taken Feb 19, 2003
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