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Summary for 5200 Ravenna AVE / Parcel ID 7174800732,0745,0755 / Inv # UD111

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Vernacular Neighborhood: University
Built By: J. Chapman, architect/builder Year Built: 1918
This group of six small houses is significant as a fairly intact example of a cottage group near Ravenna Park in the University District. It has interest from an urban design standpoint as an unusual early example of a group of small cottages along a central courtyard. Other groups of cottages were built in the Ravenna Park area in the early part of the 20th century. They may have been built to accommodate the number of students living in the area. These cottages were built in 1918 by owner E.B. Holmes and architect/builder J. Chapman. The cottages are located on several separate lots.
This series of six single-story residential vernacular cottage houses are situated on the either sides of a central courtyard and pathway. Each of the cottages varies in appearance, with several different roof types including hipped and gabled. Most of the cottages are clad in clapboard siding, with some wood shingles below. The cottages retain much of their original integrity.

Detail for 5200 Ravenna AVE / Parcel ID 7174800732,0745,0755 / Inv # UD111

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Irregular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
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 5200 Ravenna AVE / Parcel ID 7174800732,0745,0755 / Inv # UD111

Photo taken Jan 28, 2002

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