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Summary for 1303 44th AVE / Parcel ID 9272200415 / Inv #

Historic Name: Langdon House Common Name: Langdon House
Style: Vernacular Neighborhood: West Seattle Junction
Built By: Year Built: 1905
 
Significance
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
The Langdon House was constructed in 1905. William E. and Katherine Langdon arrived in Seattle at the beginning of the 20th century and initially lived just south of Denny Hill. William Langdon held jobs as a self employed miner, mining broker, and realtor. William and wife Katherine purchased the West Seattle property in 1902 but waited until the spring of 1905 to finance and construct the house. In 1907, after living in their West Seattle home for less then two years, the Langdons sold out to Richard Lillico and moved to downtown Seattle. Realtor and investor Lillico never lived there but rented the house for about 15 years. In the late 1920s John and Ivy Todd lived in the house. John Todd worked for Zellerbach Paper Company as a sales manager. During World War II, Clifford and Bernice Pride and Jerry and Dorothy Crollard resided in the house. Clifford worked as a meat-cutter for Bungalow Market, and his wife Bernice worked for a bakery equipment company. Jerry Crollard was a salesman for a billboard advertising company. Historic Seattle 1975 Survey for the Alki neighborhood listed the house as significant to the community. The Langdon House appears to meet City of Seattle Landmark criteria due to the age of the structure (over 100 years old) and minimal alterations.
 
Appearance
The irregular shaped building has a triangular appearance. The structure has three 2-story bay windows and one 1-story bay windows. Small circular windows on second floor. Some of the posts of the wrap around porch are altered. The trim has either been removed or covered. Exposed rafters are covered.

Detail for 1303 44th AVE / Parcel ID 9272200415 / Inv #

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

Photo collection for 1303 44th AVE / Parcel ID 9272200415 / Inv #


Photo taken Jan 01, 2005
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