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Summary for 2026 15th AVE / Parcel ID 1498301135 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Tudor - Cottage Neighborhood: Beacon Hill
Built By: Year Built: 1930
Built in 1930, this building was occupied by Samuel Krogh from 1937 through 1941. By 1949, F. P. Gammill lived in the house. Then from 1953 through 1957, David W. Janasky occupied the building. Mark H. Crawford lived in the house from 1959 through 1966. Sharon Phelps briefly resided in the building in 1968 before Charles Ong purchased the building in October of 1969 for $22,500. By 1970 the building was vacant. Beacon Hill is a long north-south tending ridge located southeast of downtown Seattle and stands 350 feet at its highest point. The hill’s steep topography deterred substantial Euro-American settlement through the early 1880s. Then, development of the area was stimulated by the introduction of streetcar lines in the 1890s, its proximity to Seattle’s main industrial area to the west, and the regrading of the hill’s north end in the early 1900s. Originally acquired by the City in 1898, Jefferson Park was integrated into Seattle’s Olmsted system of parks, and the Olmsted Brothers prepared a plan for the park in 1912. The first public golf course west of the Mississippi opened at Jefferson Park in 1915. Jefferson Park has exerted a profound positive influence on the development of the Beacon Hill neighborhood. Because of its proximity to the International District, Japanese and Chinese families moved to Beacon Hill starting in the 1920s. World War I and II stimulated a surge in housing development associated with wartime industry. The construction of Interstate 5 in the 1960s and Interstate 90 in the 1980s sliced through the neighborhoods and contributed to Beacon Hill’s relative isolation. Today, Beacon Hill is an ethnically diverse working class community, which has a mixed Asian, Chicano, African American, and Caucasian population.
Built in 1930, this compact, Tudor Revival style, single-family cottage stands on a rectangular corner lot at the intersection of Fifteenth Avenue South and South Hill Street. The building is oriented to Fifteenth Avenue South on a sloped site. This 1230 square foot, one-and-a-half story house with a full daylight basement features a rectangular plan, measuring 41’ by 30’, with a 6’ by 6’ partially recessed front stoop. A poured concrete foundation supports the wood frame, brick veneer-clad superstructure (first story) with shingles in the gable ends. Asphalt composition roofing covers the cross gable roof. Minimal eave and gable overhangs with fascia and eave returns define the roofline. Windows feature multiple-lite front and side windows with a round arched gable end window in the half story. All first story windows feature rowlock sills and jack arches. A direct flight of stairs leads to the front stoop. Brick piers support the gabled roof with a round arched entry leading to the doorway. Two substantial gable end brick chimneys service the building.

Detail for 2026 15th AVE / Parcel ID 1498301135 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick, Shingle Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one & ½
Unit Theme(s):
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: 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.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.
City of Seattle. Survey of City-Owned Historic Resources. Prepared by Cathy Wickwire, Seattle, 2001. Forms for Ravenna Park structures.
Tobin, Caroline. (2004) "Beacon Hill Historic Context Statement."

Photo collection for 2026 15th AVE / Parcel ID 1498301135 / Inv #

Photo taken Oct 17, 2003

Photo taken Oct 17, 2003

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