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Summary for 903 W Fulton ST W / Parcel ID 253330-0245 / Inv #

Historic Name: Luther, Otto, House Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Prairie Style Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1915
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 distinctive house was designed in 1915 for Herman Neubert, owner of the Neubert & Wespecher Show Case Company, and his wife Maria. However, the best known owner was Otto Luther, long-time principal of Queen Anne High School, and his wife Helen. Luther became principal when the school first opened in 1909, when he was only 28 years old. He served until 1951, the longest tenure of any principal in the Seattle School District. The house was noted in the 1970s city-wide historic resources survey, which mentioned its Prairie elements. The aluminum cladding is not very noticeable. Little is known about the architects Kingsley & Kuhn, as they do not appear in Seattle directories of the period. William Kingsley does appear in the 1926 directory, with architectural offices in the Securities Building.
This large bungalow is distinctive in style, with strong Prairie influences. The basic form is of a bungalow, with a low-pitched front gable roof and large gabled dormers on the sides. Prairie influence is seen in the wide bargeboards and the strong separation between the clapboard on the lower level and the stucco above, separated by a belt course. The entry is at the east end of the main façade, with a simple stoop and a prominent arched hood. A three-sided bay and an enclosed porch are on the west elevation; the top of the porch has a deck with a simple wood balustrade. The second story of the main façade has a narrow wood balcony with three six light casement windows; similar windows are found in the dormers. Windows throughout are primarily six-light casements, arranged in pairs.

Detail for 903 W Fulton ST W / Parcel ID 253330-0245 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Metal - Aluminum Siding, 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: one & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Education
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: 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.
Reinartz, Kay F. Queen Anne: Community on the Hill. Seattle: Queen Anne Historical Society, 1993.

Photo collection for 903 W Fulton ST W / Parcel ID 253330-0245 / Inv #

Photo taken Aug 16, 2004
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