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Summary for 4110 Woodland Park AVE / Parcel ID 0072000010 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman Neighborhood: Wallingford
Built By: Year Built: 1921
The building permit (#197988) for construction of this house was issued in December 1920 and the final inspection occurred in February 1921. Thomas Clausen (apparently located at 4124 Fremont in 1920) is listed as owner, builder and designer on the permit application. Clausen lived at the house in 1922 according to Polk’s Seattle Directory but apparently moved next door to 4106 Woodland Park the following year. The property appears to have been owned by Mamie A Paust when the Assessor surveyed the house in 1937. Paust apparently purchased the property in 1932 but appears to have remained an absentee landlord; Harry H. Carmin occupied the house from 1934 to 1938. Reade Donoghue lived there from approximately 1939 to 1949 and John W. Thresher and Josephine Thresher lived there from about 1951 until 1962. The house had a number of occupants between 1963 and 1969. The property was purchased by George E. Conatore in 1969 although the property appears to have remained a rental. The house was vacant in 1970 and occupied by David Salo from 1971 to 1975. Some electrical work was completed in 1975; the owner of the property at the time appears to have been FHA HUD. The record of occupancy between 1975 and 1989 cannot be reconstructed with much confidence, although Polk’s Seattle Directory indicates that John Weinberg lived at the house in 1990. It is not known when the current owner and resident, Rita A. Ansley, acquired the property; however, she must have purchased it prior to 1993, the year that William Ansley, Jr. was added to the title. The house is significant as a somewhat more ornate version of the typical Wallingford Craftsman style bungalow. It is representative of houses built in the early years of Seattle’s second north end building boom during the years when the popularity of the bungalow was rapidly being eclipsed by that of the colonial revival and Tudor styles. Its association with Thomas Clausen, a local business owner and operator who is listed as a carpenter in the 1922 edition of Polk’s Seattle Directory, lends additional historic interest to the structure.
This is a one story, shingle clad residence built over a three quarter basement on a concrete foundation. The low slope of the gabled roof, the side gabled bay at the south elevation, the original wide, multipart bargeboards, the open soffits with exposed framing, the ganged, bungalow style double-hung windows, the heavy wood guardrails, and the built-up wood pilasters on brick piers at the entry porch are all characteristics commonly associated with the Craftsman style. The chimney cap, a distinctive feature of the house as it existed in 1937, has been modified. The bargeboards also appear to have been simplified and reduced in width. The basement appears to have been finished at some point in recent years. No other significant modifications are apparent.

Detail for 4110 Woodland Park AVE / Parcel ID 0072000010 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick, Shingle, Wood 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
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Community Planning/Development
Changes to Plan: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
Changes to Windows: Slight
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.

Photo collection for 4110 Woodland Park AVE / Parcel ID 0072000010 / Inv #

Photo taken Mar 10, 2004

Photo taken Mar 10, 2004
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