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Summary for 2111-13 Nob Hill AVE / Parcel ID 080900-2950 / Inv #

Historic Name: Craftsman apartments Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1909
 
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 five-unit building is an early Craftsman-style apartment building, uncommon on Queen Anne. It was built in 1909 in a residential area near John Hay School, one of Queen Anne’s earliest schools. It demonstrates how early apartments, designed to fit into their residential surroundings, often developed along trolley lines, but outside of commercial districts. The original owner was John C. Nelson, but the architect is not known. It was owned by W. W. Patterson from 1928 until 1954, but had several subsequent owners in the 1950s-60s. The building’s basic plan, multiple gables and Craftsman brackets are intact, but the original wood shingles and clapboard were covered with asbestos shingles in 1958. During the course of this survey, the wood windows were replaced with vinyl sash.
 
Appearance
The two-story apartment building has a front gable roof with deep eaves and large brackets. The front elevation has two shallow three-sided bays with prominent gabled roofs. The central entry porch, with three doors, is approached by several concrete steps and covered by a shallow roof. The bays have three one-over-one vinyl-frame windows on each floor, with two windows between them. The gable end has a row of six small original nine-light windows with wide wood surrounds. In the center of each side elevation is a shallow square bay with four narrow one-over-one windows on each floor. The site slopes, giving the building a concrete basement level with an entrance on the south side. The building is currently clad with asbestos shingles.

Detail for 2111-13 Nob Hill AVE / Parcel ID 080900-2950 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle - Concrete/Asbestos Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Multiple Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Integrity
Changes to Windows: Extensive
Changes to Plan: 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.

Photo collection for 2111-13 Nob Hill AVE / Parcel ID 080900-2950 / Inv #


Photo taken Sep 29, 2004

Photo taken Mar 29, 2003
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