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Summary for 917 N 36TH ST N / Parcel ID 1972202310 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Sewell P. & Mary Stone House Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne Neighborhood: Fremont
Built By: Year Built: 1901
Notes: Flared hip dormers (east & west elevation). Hip porch roof supported with Doric columns. [Updated Information added January 1, 2010] This is a distinctive, however modest and slightly altered, example of late Queen Anne design. This house was constructed in 1901 and is located in the replatted Denny & Hoyt’s Addition, one of the earliest platted and developed residential areas in Fremont. Edward Blewett was a wealthy businessman from Fremont, Nebraska who decided to invest in undeveloped land at the northwest corner of Lake Union. On March 20, 1888, Blewett and his wife Carrie purchased the town site for $55,000 under a mortgage held by John P. Hoyt. With the help of their agent, Luther H. Griffith (also of Fremont, Nebraska) and their attorney Edward C. Kilbourne, the Blewetts prepared a plat for the area. This plat, known as Denny & Hoyt's Addition, was approved by King County on May 8, 1888. According to King County property tax assessment rolls, by 1895 this land parcel remained unimproved and was owned by Mrs. S.P. Stone. Mary E. and Sewell P. Stone were both from Maine and appear to have acquired several lots in Block 29 including the adjacent Lot 6 (919 N 36th) where they appear to have resided after c.1897. Sewell P. Stone does not appear to have been related to Corliss P. Stone who was instrumental in the platting and residential development of much of the north shore of Lake Union. Sewell P. Stone worked as a ‘tallyman’ or lumber inspector – presumably at the nearby Fremont Milling Company. On April 16, 1904 permit #26810 was issued to Mrs. S.P. Stone for the construction of a “1 ½ story frame cottage 22 x 38 - brick footings & piers.” The estimated construction cost was $1,175.00. Mary E. Stone paid the taxes in 1905; the improvement was valued at $600.00. It is not known how long the property remained in the ownership of the S.P. Stone family. By 1905, S.P. and Mary E. Stone were no longer residing at 919 N. 36th St.; by then they had moved with their two sons to 1642 N. 51st St. in Ballard.
[Updated Information added January 1, 2010] Located mid-block toward the west end of the block with front elevation oriented to the north. Prominent one and one-half story, wood-frame, single family residence. Late Queen Anne with front-gable form. Measures approx. 22’ x 38’ w/ projecting hipped roof porch at west side of façade. Concrete foundation and basement level. Bellcast hipped dormers at side elevations. Original or matching narrow horizontal siding with corner boards remains in place a first floor level. Original or matching diamond pattern shingles appear to remain in place a upper gable ends Distinctive original gable end returns at façade have been removed. Original double-hung wooden windows appear to remain in place including a cottage window with ornate diamond pattern upper sash at the first floor facade. Porch distinguished by slender carpenter Doric wood columns that appear to be original. Historic glazed upper panel door remains in place.

Detail for 917 N 36TH ST N / Parcel ID 1972202310 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured, Unknown
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Unknown, Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Irregular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
U.S. Census Records (1880-1920)
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.
Sanborn (Insurance) Map Company, Seattle, Washington.
King County Tax Assessment Rolls, Washington State Archives.
City of Seattle DPD Microfilm Records.

Photo collection for 917 N 36TH ST N / Parcel ID 1972202310 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Apr 26, 2009

Photo taken Nov 15, 2003
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