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Summary for 6222 FLORA AVE / Parcel ID 2734100945 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Henrietta Harki House Common Name:
Style: Vernacular Neighborhood: Georgetown
Built By: Year Built: 1909
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 character of the Georgetown neighborhood.

This is a relatively well-preserved historic property that appears to possess some architectural and/or historic significance.This property has been renovated and exhibits some substantive changes to the exterior appearance since it was identified in the 1997 HRI project: modern vinyl window units have been installed.

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 is reported to have been built in 1909, the same year that the property was acquired by Henrietta Harki, who owned it until c. 1945. It is unclear who Ms. Harki was or whether she resided here.

(1997) An intact, however slightly altered, example of a modest gable-front and wing vernacular house type. This was a flexible domestic plan type popularly constructed throughout the American West during the later half of the 19th C and the early decades of the 20th C. This modest cottage (approx. 800 sq. ft.) exhibits features and materials indicative of early 20th c. construction: a one story building form accentuated by a medium-low pitch roof, cottage windows, and cut-away porch with shed roof. The house is clad with original rustic/drop siding with corner boards and gable trim. Several of the original wooden, double-hung window sash have been altered or replaced with aluminum products. An original ornate exterior panel door remains in place. An original red brick masonry chimney with corbelled cap remains in place. An additional door has been added at the front porch. This cottage is very similar in plan and materials to a cottage currently situated at 1226 S. Angelo Street (2014 - this property has been demolished).

Detail for 6222 FLORA AVE / Parcel ID 2734100945 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood - Clapboard, Wood - Drop siding Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured, Unknown
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: T-Shape
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 Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: Moderate
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.

Photo collection for 6222 FLORA AVE / Parcel ID 2734100945 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Mar 24, 1997

Photo taken Mar 24, 1997

Photo taken Mar 24, 1997

Photo taken Sep 18, 2014

Photo taken Sep 18, 2014
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