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Summary for 4114 38th AVE / Parcel ID 7950302345 / Inv #

Historic Name: Devoe House Common Name: Devoe House
Style: Vernacular Neighborhood: Mount Baker
Built By: Year Built: 1904
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
The Devoe House was constructed about 1904. By 1903, Joseph Dovoe (b. 1875), a recent immigrant from Canada, was living in Seattle working for a stevedore company. The following year, about the time he married Rena Margaret Devoe (b. 1871), he purchased two lots from Squire's Lakeside addition from its developer C. D. Hillman. The couple moved into the house in 1904 or early 1905. While living there, Devoe worked as an expressman and teamster. They occasionally took in a boarder. In 1910, a 40 year old grocer from Denmark rented a room. In 1920 the Devoes left the house and moved from Seattle. During World War II, Leon and Dorothy Cook resided in the house. Leon baked for McNabb Bakery. The Devoe House appears to meet City of Seattle Landmark criteria due to the age of the structure (over 100 years old) and minimal alterations.
Vernacular Devoe House has a shed dormer, 2x2 upper sash double hung windows, and exposed roof rafters. The gable porch roof altered to hip porch roof.

Detail for 4114 38th AVE / Parcel ID 7950302345 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood - Drop siding Foundation(s):
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): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Plan: Slight
Changes to Windows: 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 4114 38th AVE / Parcel ID 7950302345 / Inv #

Photo taken Jan 01, 2005
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