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Summary for 6448 FLORA AVE / Parcel ID 2734101100 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Parezanin Apartments Common Name:
Style: Colonial - Colonial Revival, Commercial Neighborhood: Georgetown
Built By: Year Built: 1908

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 character of the Georgetown neighborhood.

This is an altered but relatively intact historic property that may possess some limited architectural and/or historic significance. This property exhibits no substantive changes to the exterior appearance since it was identified in the 1997 HRI project.

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. The original owner and builder of this four-family flat building has not been identified. It is known to have been owned by Jonathan and Josie Parezanin, Georgetown residents, from approximately 1926 until c. 1960.
A significantly altered four-unit, wood frame multi-family dwelling. Exhibits symmetrical two story, one part facade composition with prominent recessed entry porch. Distinguished by extant design features and historic building fabric, including: an altered wooden cornice and parapet, tall narrow window openings, ornate round wooden porch columns, original ornate multi-panel entry doors. Alterations include the entire removal and replacement of original double-hung and cottage type window sash and window surrounds. The original narrow clapboard siding is currently covered by vinyl siding material, and the parapet cladding has also been altered and cornice brackets removed.

Detail for 6448 FLORA AVE / Parcel ID 2734101100 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Veneer- Vinyl Siding Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat Roof Material(s): Unknown
Building Type: Domestic - Multiple Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Community Planning/Development
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Extensive
Changes to Windows: Extensive
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 6448 FLORA AVE / Parcel ID 2734101100 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Apr 25, 1997

Photo taken Apr 25, 1997

Photo taken Sep 18, 2014
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