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Summary for 2413 N 39th ST N / Parcel ID 9178601650 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman Neighborhood: Wallingford
Built By: Year Built: 1916
This craftsman bungalow was erected in 1916. It was designed and built by the owner, John Hill (3731 Sunnyside Ave. N.), suggesting that Hill was a local developer or merchant builder. The building is well maintained and does not appear to have been significantly modified. It is important as an example of typical bungalow design incorporating Asian elements and produced by a local, small scale merchant builder.
This is a wood and shingle clad frame bungalow on a concrete foundation over a full basement. The rectangular plan is capped by a low sloped, overhanging roof. At the front gable, wide barge boards are supported by decorative roof beam extensions, identifying the house as a craftsman bungalow. The roof ridge flares up slightly at the peak of the gable, a feature borrowed from Asian architecture. The roof’s rafter tails were originally left exposed but are now hidden by gutters The entry porch is inset at the north east corner of the house but its roof and deck extend beyond the front (north) elevation toward the street. The small gable over the porch extension mimics the form and detailing of the main front gable. The porch roof is supported by two massive square masonry piers. The bricks at the top of the pier project slightly to form a capital; decorative wood corbels project from each face of the masonry pier about a foot from the top. The piers seem to support a wood timber beam, which in turn appears to support the gable itself on timber cribbing (another feature lending an Asian flavor to the design). A low, heavy wood porch railing completes the porch design. The roof and porch detailing identify the building as a craftsman bungalow. The wide, double hung, entry elevation windows are also typical craftsman style units, characterized by symmetrically but not regularly divided upper sash over larger undivided lower sash. The battered chimney is located at the east side elevation where it penetrates the eave. A bay extends eastward from this elevation south of the chimney. It is tucked under the overhang of the main roof and features a centered gang of three double hung windows, similar in design but much narrower than those at the entry elevation. Other smaller windows puncture the east elevation. Wood steps at the entry have been appropriately replaced although a less appropriate wood handrail has been added there as well.

Detail for 2413 N 39th ST N / Parcel ID 9178601650 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick, Shingle, Wood 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
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Community Planning/Development
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.

Photo collection for 2413 N 39th ST N / Parcel ID 9178601650 / Inv #

Photo taken Aug 02, 2004
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