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Summary for 6426 CARLETON AVE / Parcel ID 2734100445 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Antonio Banchero Residence Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman Neighborhood: Georgetown
Built By: Year Built: 1911
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.

Based on field work conducted in September 2014, this historic property retains its relationship to the streetscape, historic building form and a sufficient amount of exterior historic building fabric (design features, cladding and/or window sash/openings) to contribute to the distinct historic character of the Georgetown neighborhood. This is a particularly well-preserved historic property that appears to possess architectural and/or historic significance.This property exhibits no substantive changes to the exterior since it was identified in the 1997 HRI project.

(1997) This property is associated with the residential and commercial building boom in Georgetown which occurred between 1890 and 1916. Fueled by the construction of the Seattle Brewing and Malting Company’s new brewing facility after the turn of the century and the arrival of foreign immigrants, especially German and Italian, Georgetown came to rely more on its commercial and industrial bases rather than agricultural. With the increase of industry and business, Georgetown had grown in population from 1,913 in 1900 to approximately 7,000 by 1910 as families located themselves near its factories and other places of employment. This house was built for Antonio (Tony and his wife, Aurelio) Banchero, one of the owners of the Siena Grocery (GT017), a grocery specializing in imported Italian goods. The house was constructed by Richard (Dick) Giancoli who, along with other Giancoli family members, appears to have constructed numerous buildings in Georgeton during this era (see GT033, GT075, GT085 and GT086). Another house within Georgetown (GT031) is also associated with the Banchero family.
(1997) A well preserved example of an early 20th C. residential design that includes particularly distinctive Bungalow design features. This residence was constructed according to a fairly common house plan that was used throughout the Seattle area during this era and is similar to numerous Bungalow designs available through architect/builder’s plan books and Aladdin type house catalogs. This residence exhibits design features and historic building fabric that reflect the popularity of early 20th C Craftsman/Bungalow design modes: a one story multiple front gable form with a projecting offset cut-away front porch and front window bay, each with prominent intersecting front facing gables. The house is further distinguished by multiple intersecting low roof pitches, wide barge boards, wide overhanging eaves and kneebraces. The entry porch includes prototypical tapered wooden columns supported by a shingled plinth wall. The windows are a combination of double-hung and cottage type (with diamond pattern upper sash members). The house is clad with original cedar clapboard and shingles and includes a false half timbered treatment at the front gables and a slightly flared base. An original oval glass panel entry door appears to remain in place. The variegated cladding treatment along with trim and architectural features emphasize the horizontal design character.

Detail for 6426 CARLETON AVE / Parcel ID 2734100445 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Unknown
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
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Community Planning/Development, Ethnic Heritage
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
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 6426 CARLETON AVE / Parcel ID 2734100445 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Apr 25, 1997

Photo taken Apr 25, 1997

Photo taken Sep 15, 2014
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