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Summary for 515 Ward ST / Parcel ID 5458300145 / Inv #

Historic Name: Coralla, Sophie, House Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne - Cottage Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1900
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the National Register of Historic Places.
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
In the opinion of the survey, this property is located in a potential historic districe (National and/or local).
This Queen Anne cottage is notable as one of the oldest and most intact houses remaining in this area, one of the first sections of the neighborhood that was settled. The exact construction date is not known, as it probably pre-dates the 1900 date given. It is also one of the few extant examples of the simple Queen Anne cottages that were once commonly found here. Other houses of this age in the vicinity are more altered. The house was noted in the 1970s city-wide historic resources survey. The first identified owner was Sophie Coralla, who owned the house from 1935 until 1951. It has had numerous owners since then, and appears to have been used as a rental house for many years. The house extends to the back and was a duplex by the time of the 1938 Tax Assessor's survey. Notes from Lange's Pre-1906 Residential Survey: Hip roof with gable wing. Double hung windows with beveled sash. Shed addition in rear. Recessed porch.
This cottage has a gable-front-and-wing form with a porch to the west of the gabled section. The porch features spindlework, a turned post and simple square balusters. The front door has large window and a wide wood surround. Cladding is clapboard with clapboards, shingles in the gable end and a water table. A pent roof runs along the bottom of the front gable. Most windows have lozenge-shaped muntins in the upper sections, characteristic of the Queen Anne style; other windows are one-over-one. The house is on a hill and has two stories on the rear. The basement level on the west side has two entries with gabled hoods. The rear (south) elevation has a porch on the second floor with a shed roof porch below it.

Detail for 515 Ward ST / Parcel ID 5458300145 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Hip 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
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.

Photo collection for 515 Ward ST / Parcel ID 5458300145 / Inv #

Photo taken Sep 04, 2004

Photo taken Mar 18, 2003
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