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Summary for 702 W Halladay ST W / Parcel ID 796510-0140 / Inv #

Historic Name: Welch, Michael, House Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1913
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 is a fine example of a Craftsman bungalow, distinguished by its use of river rock for the front porch and chimney. This feature is relatively unusual in Seattle, although there are several examples on Queen Anne. Cobblestone or "river rock " was used on the exterior of Craftsman houses, particularly in California, to give interest to simple structures. They also connect the building with the ground and the surrounding landscape; Seattle bungalows often had a basement, making them higher and less connected with the ground than were typical California bungalows. Little is known about the house's history. It was built in 1913 for Michael H. Welch, perhaps from a pattern book design. In the 1940s-50s Leslie J. Whittles, a Sears Roebuck salesman, and his wife Aurora lived here. It was purchased in 1955 by Frederick Cotton and in 1961 by Lars E. Trulson.
This side-gabled Craftsman bungalow has a recessed full-width porch with arched openings on the front and both sides. The porch's front and columns are of river rock; the chimney on the east elevation is of the same material. The gabled dormer on the front has three newer windows. Windows elsewhere are one-over-one double-hung sash, with larger ones opening onto the porch. Cladding is alternating bands of wide and narrow wood shingles, typical of the Craftsman style. Other Craftsman features are the wide extended bargeboards and the prominent knee braces on both the primary gable and the dormer. The east elevation has a square pop-out bay with a shed roof.

Detail for 702 W Halladay ST W / Parcel ID 796510-0140 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle 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: one & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Plan: Intact
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 702 W Halladay ST W / Parcel ID 796510-0140 / Inv #

Photo taken Feb 17, 2003
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