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Summary for 3823 S Edmunds ST S / Parcel ID 1702900975 / Inv #

Historic Name: Brown-Taylor House Common Name:
Style: Vernacular Neighborhood: Columbia City
Built By: Year Built: 1893
This house was built in 1893 on block 9 of the plat of Columbia. The plat of Columbia was filed on August 5th, 1891 at the request of J.K. Edmiston a representative of the Washington Co-operative Home Company. This house was likely built for David C. Brown who owned the property in 1895 according to tax assessor rolls. Brown gave to house to Harry A. Taylor in 1935, but Brown retained the land. Taylor moved the house one lot east to lot 213, which he had purchased from Brown. Taylor was the owner of Taylors Brothers Grocery, which was located at 4851 Rainier Avenue S. Harry and Marie C. Taylor lived in the house from 1935 until at least the early 1950s. The house is significant as one of the few remaining early residential buildings in the Columbia City historic district.
This one and a half story vernacular house is of wood frame construction and is supported by a concrete foundation. The house has a rectangular plan and a side gable roof form. A gable dormer is centered on the front elevation. The main roof form extends to cover a full-width front porch which features two prominent decorative arches. A bay window extends from the west side elevation. The house is clad in asbestos shakes. The fenestration consists of large fixed pane windows and horizontally divided two-over-two single hung windows. A large fixed pane picture window is located to the west of the front entrance. Two single hung windows are located on the front dormer and on the west gable end. A large fixed pane window is flanked by single hung windows on the bay window.

Detail for 3823 S Edmunds ST S / Parcel ID 1702900975 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status: LR
Cladding(s): Shingle - Concrete/Asbestos Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
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
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Moderate
Changes to Windows: Moderate
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.
King County Tax Assessment Rolls, Washington State Archives.
King County Deed Indexes, King County Records Division.

Photo collection for 3823 S Edmunds ST S / Parcel ID 1702900975 / Inv #

Photo taken Mar 22, 2004
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