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Summary for 2221 Warren AVE / Parcel ID 080900-3480 / Inv #

Historic Name: Schnebele, Edwin & Esther, House Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1911
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 large Craftsman house features extraordinary use of dark stone looking rather like clinker brick; this stone is used for a massive chimney, the porch, a retaining wall and the garage, giving an earthy, natural appearance to chimneys, walls and houses. The house was built in 1911 by the Pacific Building & Improvement Company. The owner was a local contractor, David Foote, but it is not known if he lived there or was building the house for sale. In the mid-1920s it was purchased by Paul Mackie, president of Mackie and Barnes, a lumber exporting firm. He and his wife Nona lived here until 1948, when it was bought by Edwin Schnebele, a salesman for a frozen food distributor, and his wife Esther. They lived here into the 1970s. The garage was added in 1922; a small rear addition was made in 1997.
This 1-1/2 story Craftsman house has a front gable roof with clapboard and shingle cladding below and half-timbered stucco above. Virtually all the windows have leaded glass, primarily six-over-six. The half-width recessed porch is on the south side of the main (east) elevation, with large stone pillars. The gables have curved bargeboard ends and prominent knee brackets. A deep cornice extends across the bottom of the front gable end; above this is a three-part window (with leaded transoms) supported by large straight brackets and with another cornice above. The window is flanked by two small casement windows. The north elevation has a hipped roof bay with two one-over-one windows and a shed dormer with six leaded glass windows and wide bargeboards; similar windows are below the dormer. The dormer is pierced by the massive external stone chimney. A similar but smaller dormer is on the south elevation. The rear (west) has a small two-story flat-roofed section with newer but compatible windows. A retaining wall of dark random-laid stone surrounds much of the front yard, with a garage of similar material on the north side.

Detail for 2221 Warren AVE / Parcel ID 080900-3480 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Stone, 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
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: 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.
Sears, Roebuck Catalog of Houses, 1926.

Photo collection for 2221 Warren AVE / Parcel ID 080900-3480 / Inv #

Photo taken Sep 29, 2004

Photo taken Sep 29, 2004
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