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Summary for 1225 N 47th ST N / Parcel ID 6865200655 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman Neighborhood: Wallingford
Built By: Year Built: 1922
 
Significance
Erected in 1922, this house was designed and built by its initial owner, N. C. Jameson. Typically, when a single individual took on the roles of owner designer and builder, this was a strong indication that the individual was a merchant builder. However, there is some evidence that Jameson did not have this type of relationship with this particular property. When Jameson applied for his initial building permit, he gave his address as 8945 Wallingford Avenue N. However, when he applied later in the year for a permit to add a garage to the site, he listed his address as 1225 N. 47th Street (the address of the house just completed). Further research will be necessary to more precisely determine Jameson's relationship to the project. However, the house remains significant as an intact example of a craftsman bungalow built in the early years of Wallingford's second building boom, a period when builders were beginning to use more complicated roof forms on the basic rectangular bungalow footprint.
 
Appearance
The house is a 1-1/2 story wood clad frame residence on a concrete foundation over a 1/2 basement. Typical craftsman elements include the relatively shallow roof pitch, wide bargeboards supported by triangular knee braces, and projecting porch with gabled roof supported by battered built-up wood piers bearing on half-height, stone capped brick pedestals. The roof appears to be side gabled with a front cross gable over the porch; however, the house is deeper than it is wide, so the back of the house features a second cross gable and, as a result the ridge forms a "T" when viewed from above. The windows are typical bungalow / prairie style; the muntins divide each sash into a small transom-like upper component and a larger lower component. The transom-like component is further divided into six panels: a central rectangle flanked by two much narrower rectangles forming a lower tier and a smaller horizontal rectangle flanked by two small squares in the upper tier. The two square windows flanking the chimney at the east elevation are divided in a manner similar to the system employed in the upper component of the larger assemblies. Most of the larger window assemblies are organized in groups of three; a center unit flanked by two narrower units. The muntins give the windows a vertical bias, which contrasts with the horizontal emphasis generated by the siding and the horizontal band that separates the shingles in the gables from the clapboards that side the main floor level of the structure. One gable window has been replaced, but no other significant modifications to the structure are apparent.

Detail for 1225 N 47th ST N / Parcel ID 6865200655 / 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 & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Community Planning/Development
Integrity
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Plan: 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 1225 N 47th ST N / Parcel ID 6865200655 / Inv #


Photo taken Feb 13, 2004
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