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Summary for 2109 N 37th ST N / Parcel ID 4083305310 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman Neighborhood: Wallingford
Built By: Year Built: 1925
This craftsman bungalow was erected in 1924-25 by Theo R. Meyer (510 E. 81st. St.) for owner George Davies (3641 Meridian Ave. N.). The designer is unknown. The house is significant as an intact example of the craftsman style; a type of residence that appeared often in the Wallingford neighborhood in the years before and after the First World War. This particular house is made more interesting by the cross gabled porch.
One story, wood and shingle clad frame residence on concrete foundation over a full basement. The low slope, front gabled roof with exposed framing in the overhangs, the wide barge boards supported by triangular knee braces, and the horizontal banding at porch soffit level separating the shingled gables from the clapboard sided body of the house, are all common features of the craftsman bungalow. The entry porch is set into the north west corner of the structure's rectangular footprint. However, it appears to be applied to the front of the structure because the reception room at the north east corner of the structure is roofed separately and has a smaller front-facing gable that makes it appear to project forward toward the street. The apparent projection has a bungalow window (consisting of a long horizontal transom unit over a square center unit flanked by two rectangular units of equal height) centered in its street elevation. It is situated directly over a pair of garage doors opening into the basement. The cross gabled entry porch gives a very interesting twist to an otherwise typical bungalow layout. The usual craftsman porch elements are in place, including half height brick piers surmounted by built up wood posts supporting the porch roof, and a heavy wood railing. However, the porch roof gables open to the sides, presenting a broad roof surface and line of exposed rafter tails to the street and accentuating the horizontal lines of the street elevation. Another bungalow window is centered in the wall north wall under the porch roof. One of three tall double hung windows originally found on the west elevation has been removed. The remaining double hungs have a small upper sash and a larger undivided lower sash and are joined on the west elevation by two small square windows. The basement garage is an original feature of the design and it appears that the patially glazed garage doors installed when the house was built are still in use.

Detail for 2109 N 37th ST N / Parcel ID 4083305310 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick, Shingle, Wood, Wood - Clapboard 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: one
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Community Planning/Development
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: Moderate
Major Bibliographic References
City of Seattle DCLU Microfilm Records.
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.

Photo collection for 2109 N 37th ST N / Parcel ID 4083305310 / Inv #

Photo taken Jul 27, 2004
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