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Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1914
 
Significance

This property was constructed in 1914, according to the King County Assessor 1932 property card, in the Uptown neighborhood as a single-family residence designed in the Craftsman style.

 
Appearance

Constructed in 1914, the residence at 222 W Roy Street is located at the northeast corner of W Roy Street and Second Avenue W. The building is oriented towards W Roy Street and its site slopes up from the south to the north. The house has a front gable roof clad in asphalt composition shingles. Shed wall dormers are present on the west and east elevations, towards the rear of the house. The 1.5-story wood-frame house has a raised basement; its foundation is unknown. The building is clad in coursed shingles which flare out at the water table. The main entrance is located on the south façade and is off-centered to the east. A gabled porch on squared pillars set on a low porch wall shelters the entrance. A retaining wall surrounds the building’s site and is clad in horizontal wood with a wood fence on top of the wall. The wall and fence screen any view of the front door or foundation. The Craftsman-style building has brackets, bargeboards, and decorative rafter tails highlighting the eave overhangs. The building features all vinyl windows with original wood trim. The original wood windows were 8:1 sash windows, according to the 1932 King County Assessor property card. A brick chimney projects from the west slope of the roof.

The building retains moderate integrity with its original cladding and many Craftsman details. The 1932 property card photograph of the house shows that the house originally had 8:1 wood sash windows; all of these appear to have been replaced with vinyl sash. The house also originally featured a decorative wood vent in the south gable end.

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Status: No - Altered
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood Foundation(s): Unknown
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
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 Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: Extensive
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.

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Photo taken Jan 01, 1900
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