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Summary for 402 W Crockett ST W / Parcel ID 239710-0610 / Inv #

Historic Name: Taulbee, Charles & Eldean, House Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1913
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 modest house is a well-executed example of a Craftsman bungalow, perhaps Seattle's most popular house form and style in the early 20th century. It was built by Emil Beck, who built many houses on Queen Anne, probably as speculative projects, so this may have been based on a pattern book design. The early owners of the house are not known. The primary identified owner was Charles Taulbee, a cashier for the Seattle Transit System, and his wife, Eldean, who worked as a waitress at George's Café. They bought the house in 1955 and remained here until about 1990.
This house has notable Craftsman details, including a projecting full-width gabled porch, a prominent front gable and a large gable dormer on the east side. All the gables have pointed bargeboards and projecting beam ends. Cladding is primarily narrow clapboard, with wider clapboard below the water table; a wide belt course runs between the clapboard and the stucco above. The gable ends are stucco with wood strips applied to give a half-timbered effect. The porch roof rests on two groups of four wood posts with cross beams; these, in turn, rest on battered brick piers. The porch has a simple wood balustrade and wood bulkheads along the stairs, with no railing. East of the door is a three-part window with leaded side sections. Each gable end has abank of five one-over-one windows. The dormer has four 12-over-one windows; below is a square bay with six narrow windows. All the windows have wide wood surrounds.

Detail for 402 W Crockett ST W / Parcel ID 239710-0610 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Stucco, Wood - Clapboard 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 & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
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.

Photo collection for 402 W Crockett ST W / Parcel ID 239710-0610 / Inv #

Photo taken Feb 17, 2003
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