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Summary for 1949 8th AVE / Parcel ID 701120-1175 / Inv #

Historic Name: Toby, Thomas & Lizze, House Common Name:
Style: Tudor Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1926
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 is a good example of a "builder's Tudor," houses with Tudor Revival detailing but on a relatively modest scale. This is one of several Queen Anne houses built by Oscar M. Kulien, a large contactor who maintained offices in the Kulien Building at 3131 Western Avenue. It may have been built on speculation, perhaps from a pattern book design. It generally resembles other houses in this style, which was among the most common on Queen Anne and throughout Seattle in the 1920s. The primary owners were Thomas and Lizze Toby, who lived here from the 1940s until the 1980s. Toby was the president of First Savings and Loan Association and, later, of Pioneer Mutual Savings Bank.
This brick-clad house has a tall hipped roof with a front gable featuring a prominent arched leaded glass window. The gable swoops down to the north to form a gateway over the adjacent pathway, a detail often found in Tudor Revival houses. The first floor has a group of three plain casement windows, with two similar windows on the main part of the house to the south; these are probably replacements for transom or divided light windows. Most windows elsewhere are one-over-one sash. The south elevation has two small stucco-clad gable dormers. The north elevation has a three-sided bay with diamond paned windows, with an arched diamond-paned window in the gable end.

Detail for 1949 8th AVE / Parcel ID 701120-1175 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick, Stucco 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 & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: Slight
Major Bibliographic References
City of Seattle DCLU Microfilm Records.
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.

Photo collection for 1949 8th AVE / Parcel ID 701120-1175 / Inv #

Photo taken Jan 14, 2003
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