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Summary for 4558 4th AVE / Parcel ID 1890000080 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman, Queen Anne - Stick Neighborhood: Wallingford
Built By: Year Built: 1924
Built 1923-24, near the high point of Wallingford's second building boom, by owner C. Klinberg who apparently hired tradesmen directly to do the work rather than contracting with a merchant builder (the permit records that the owner intended to complete the construction with day labor). The house was designed by F. H. Perkins, a registered architect with offices in the Lumber Exchange Building. The basement garage is original to the structure, although it was enlarged for a second car by owner J. H. Granston in 1933. Though located at the crossing of two residential street, the corner site is made prominent by the large gables. The building has retained its integrity and is significant because of its high visibility and because of the skillful combination of several eclectic and Arts & Crafts design elements.
This 1-1/2 story frame residence in built on a concrete foundation over a full basement. The large visually rich side gables and the smaller gable over the entry are the predominant feature of the design. The moderately sloped roofs exhibit a slight oriental flare at the eaves; the barge boards are wide, feature decoratively figured ends, and appear to be supported by roof beam extensions, all characteristic of the craftsman style, The layering of the gables, which are divided into three parts by horizontal bands of trimwork, looks back to Queen Anne models, while the half timbering and tall narrow windows look forward to the eclectic tudor styling then coming into vogue. The infill material between the false half timber elements is so uniformly finished that it is unclear whether it is stucco or some sort of panel product.The double hung windows themselves are rigidly coordinated with the half timbering and each is characterized by a small divided sash over a larger undivided sash, another craftsman element. Although the projecting entry porch is surmounted by a gabled extension of the upper floor, it still has a predominantly craftsman look. Battered masonry piers at the corners each support a set of cordinated but unequally sized square wood posts that in turn support the second floor and gable roof above. The porch railing is massively proportioned. Horizontal trim bands separate the half timbered gables from the patterned shingle siding a the body of the house. A decorative drip mould, which appears to cordinates the main floor window sills with the porch rail, separates the patterned shingle siding from the clabboard skirting at the base of the house. A shed roofed main floor extension projects from the north elevation The basement garage is original to the house, although it was expanded in 1933 as noted above.

Detail for 4558 4th AVE / Parcel ID 1890000080 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick, Shingle, Stucco, Wood, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Irregular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Community Planning/Development
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
City of Seattle DCLU Microfilm Records.
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.

Photo collection for 4558 4th AVE / Parcel ID 1890000080 / Inv #

Photo taken Aug 19, 2004
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