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Summary for 711 NE 43rd ST NE / Parcel ID 4092301240 / Inv # UD124

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts, Tudor Neighborhood: University
Built By: Fred Anhalt, builder Year Built: 1928
This apartment building was constructed in 1928 by developer and builder Fred Anhalt at 603 E 43rd Street, one block west of its present location. The building was moved to this site in 1958 by the Zeta Corporation. The reason for the move was that the building was within the Interstate 5 right-of-way. Minor remodeling took place in 1959-1960, by architects Lawrence & Hazen. This is a Tudor Revival/Arts & Crafts style apartment building, similar to other buildings developed, designed and built by Fred Anhalt on Capitol Hill during the 1920s and early 1930s. Although Fred Anhalt was not trained as an architect, he was made an honorary member of the Seattle AIA in 1993. Frederick William Anhalt came to the Seattle area from Minnesota in about 1924 to begin a butcher equipment business. He established the Western Building and Leasing Company with Jerome Hardcastle and started constructing buildings in 1926. In 1928 Anhalt bought out his partner's interest in the firm. By 1930, he renamed the firm the Anhalt Company. His later apartment buildings were typically Medieval English and Norman prototypes. He designed more than 30 apartment buildings and bungalow courts on Capitol Hill in the 1920s and early 1930s. He left the construction trades in 1942. Two draftsman used by Anhalt included Edwin E. Dofsen and Bjarne Moe. Bjarne Moe was trained as an architect and worked for R.C. Reamer. Bjarne Moe lived in this building when it was first constructed and may have been involved in its design.
This hipped roof, brick clad apartment building has elements of English Arts & Crafts and the Tudor Revival styles. It has a gabled wall dormer above the main entrance on NE 43rd Street and has stucco and half-timbering on the east and west elevations. The building has multi-paned leaded glass casement windows. The roof over the entry and the columns are probably not original. The egress stairway on the south elevation was added in 1961. The basement was rebuilt after the building was moved in 1958. The building shows several characteristic features of Anhalt's apartment buildings: the use of clinker brick to give a rustic character, the Engilsh Arts and Crafts style, and the inclusion of several entrances and careful attention to detail. It is less elaborate than most Anhalt buildings on Capitol Hill.

Detail for 711 NE 43rd ST NE / Parcel ID 4092301240 / Inv # UD124

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick, Stucco Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Hip Roof Material(s): Wood - Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Multiple Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: 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.
Ochsner, Jeffrey Karl, ed. Shaping Seattle Architecture, A Historical Guide to the Architects. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1994.
Kreisman, Lawrence. Built by Anhalt. 1982.

Photo collection for 711 NE 43rd ST NE / Parcel ID 4092301240 / Inv # UD124

Photo taken Feb 04, 2002
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