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Summary for 4033 2nd AVE / Parcel ID 4206901510 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne - Cottage Neighborhood: Wallingford
Built By: Year Built: 1890
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
This structure was almost certainly built earlier than 1900, the date of construction indicated in the King County Assessor Property Characteristics Report. Nyberg and Steinbrueck assign the date of 1891 to the house; the King County Property Record Card indicates that it was built in 1890. If a permit exists for the initial construction of the house, it has not yet been located. As a result, the initial owner, builder and designer are not yet known. The house was raised, and the post and pier foundation at least partially replaced, by contractor J. Curtis for owner F. S. Moore in 1916 (permit #151500). Rena M. Bowman was the “fee owner” when the Assessor surveyed the property in 1937. She apparently acquired the property in 1932. Together with her husband, pole contractor George L. Bowman, she appears to have lived in the house at lest through the 1930s. The current owners, Eric S. Krag and Britt M. Dietrich, bought the house from Philip and Esther Norton in 1999. Krag made additions to the first and second floors in 2005. Krag also made modifications to the electrical system between 2000 and 2007. This structure is one of the earliest buildings remaining in the Wallingford neighborhood. Nyberg and Steinbrueck identified this structure as a building significant to the City of Seattle as a whole. Despite numerous changes, the building still exemplifies the narrow Queen Anne cottages being built in the neighborhood at the turn of the 20th Century.
This is a two story, drop siding clad frame house built on a post and pier foundation. The slender profile, steep roof, enclosed soffits, gable cornice, slender porch posts and trim elements and encased corners are all characteristic features of the late Queen Anne style or Victorian cottage. Although the entry porch roof appears to have been modified at some point in the building’s history, and although the small back porch at the north side of the house appears to have been removed, the structure still retain much of the Victorian character which typified it when it was constructed late in the 19th Century. Additions have been made at the west end of the structure and several windows appear to have been replaced. No other significant modifications are apparent.

Detail for 4033 2nd AVE / Parcel ID 4206901510 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Vertical - Boards, Wood, Wood - Drop siding Foundation(s): Post & Pier
Roof Type(s): Gable, Shed Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Irregular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Community Planning/Development
Changes to Windows: Moderate
Changes to Plan: Moderate
Changes to Original Cladding: 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 4033 2nd AVE / Parcel ID 4206901510 / Inv #

Photo taken Aug 10, 2004
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