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Summary for 1818 N 43rd ST N / Parcel ID 4083300735 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Colonial - Dutch Colonial Neighborhood: Wallingford
Built By: Year Built: 1915
This house was erected in 1915 by its owner, William W. Walcott, who resided at 3907 Corliss Avenue N. when the building application was filed. It was designed by Charles Haynes. The gambrel-roofed structure exemplifies the Dutch colonial revival style. Its construction in the years just prior to American participation in the First World War anticipates the popularity of the style in the 1920s. A detached garage was added to the site by W. W. Walcott in 1918 and extended by a later owner in 1955. A large porch at the south end of the structure was enclosed at some point after 1937 to form a sunroom, a typical plan element in houses of this style. The house is significant as an intact and well-maintained example of the typical Dutch colonial residence. The enclosure of the east end porch after 1937 is a logical evolution in the form of the structure and is recorded in the fabric of the building (the window detailing at the sunrrom is characteristic of work completed in the 1940s). Allowing the significance of the change to be conveyed. As with many houses of this style, it is located at a corner where its symmetrical front can be appreciated from one street and its distinctive roof form can be appreciated from another.
This house is a shingle clad, two-story frame residence on a concrete foundation over a full basement. The roof eaves terminate in a slightly projecting cornice at the north and south elevations of the structure and there is a slight overhang at the gable ends. A sunroom projects to the east from the rectangular footprint of the main house. Although such spaces are a typical feature of Dutch colonial revival structures, this particular sunroom was originally a porch. The space was enclosed at some point after 1937. A band of fenestration wraps all three elevations of the sunroom. At the north and south elevations, this band consists of three six-light casement windows; at the east elevation, a centered picture window is flanked by a group of three six-light casement windows to either side. The flat roof of the porch/sunroom has functioned as a deck since the building was initially erected, and two pairs of doors, flanking the battered brick chimney centered in the east facing side gable, still open to this deck from the east end of the second story. The deck railing appears to have been modified since 1937. The house’s centered entry, with its classical pediment supported by two simple tapered columns, is another feature often associated with the Dutch colonial style. The porch roof is sloped so that its ridge engages the horizontal line formed by the base of the second story dormer; the gutter that wraps the porch above the entablature continues the line of the gutter at the eave of the gambrel roof. Pents at each gable end continue this line around the entire house, although the pent is interrupted at the east elevation by the sunroom. Symmetrically placed either side of the entry are two window groups. Each features a large double hung window with an upper sash divided into eight lights over a somewhat larger, undivided lower sash, flanked by two narrower double hung units with four lights in the upper sash over a larger but undivided lower sash. Above the main floor, three double hung windows, each with an eight light upper sash over an undivided lower sash of nearly equal size, are symmetrically placed in the shed roofed front dormer. One of these windows is centered over the entry. Four windows similar to those in the front dormer are symmetrically distributed over the two floor levels at the west elevation. There appear to be no significant modifications to the exterior of the building other than the enclosure of the porch and the deck rail adjustments noted above.

Detail for 1818 N 43rd ST N / Parcel ID 4083300735 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood Foundation(s):
Roof Type(s): Flat, Gambrel Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition, Unknown
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Community Planning/Development
Changes to Plan: Moderate
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.

Photo collection for 1818 N 43rd ST N / Parcel ID 4083300735 / Inv #

Photo taken Sep 29, 2004
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