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Summary for 2225 1st AVE / Parcel ID 179450-0015 / Inv #

Historic Name: Dolan, Terris, House Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1910
 
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 house is an outstanding example of the Craftsman style, featuring a mix of materials and details such as elaborate bargeboards. It was probably built about 1905-10; the Tax Assessor date indicates only the 1900 construction date for the cottage at the rear of the lot. The Craftsman style is typically seen in Seattle on houses built between 1905 and 1920. The first known owner was T. Omdal in 1930, followed by Robert Sinclair in 1939. However, the house's primary owner was Terris Dolan, a machinist, who lived here from the 1940s to the 1980s.
 
Appearance
This side-gabled bungalow has a prominent gabled dormer in front and a projecting half-width porch on the north end of the main façade. Three square wood columns resting on brick piers support the porch roof, which has a slightly arched opening. A narrow piece of the porch roof extends to the southeast corner of the house, where there is a fourth pier and column, framing the window. The low bulkhead along the stairs is brick, topped with concrete. The porch has square wood balusters on each side, but no stair railing. The front door is a six-light Craftsman style door with eight-light sidelights. Cladding is primarily brick (relatively unusual in this style in Seattle) with wood shingles in the gable ends and stucco on the dormer and porch gables. The gabled dormer above the porch has a pair of ten-over-one windows and stucco and half-timbering in the gable end; the porch gabel also is half-timbered. Stickwork trim in the primary gable ends echoes this half-timbering. All gables have wide carved bargeboards with trefoil cutouts at the ends. There is a water table above the concrete foundation and a belt course above the second story windows, separating the brick and the shingles. On the north elevation is a shed-roof bay with two 12-over-one windows and a secondary entry below. The south elevation has a three-sided bay with simialr windows. Other windows are also multipaned, primarily 15-, 12-, 10- or 8-over-1 double-hung sash in varying sizes. The southeast corner has a brick chimney with arched detailing in the brick. The cottage at the rear of the lot still stands, on the alley. It has a gable roof, rustic cladding and vinyl windows.

Detail for 2225 1st AVE / Parcel ID 179450-0015 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick, Shingle, 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
Integrity
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: 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 2225 1st AVE / Parcel ID 179450-0015 / Inv #


Photo taken Feb 08, 2003
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