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Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1914
 
Significance

This property was constructed in 1914, according to the King County Assessor 1932 property card, as a single-family residence designed in the Craftsman style.

Notes: Converted to duplex - possible rear addition (from 2004 survey)
 
Appearance

Constructed in 1914, the residence at 216 W Roy Street is located mid-block on the north side of W Roy Street between Second Avenue W and Third Avenue W. The building is oriented towards W Roy Street. The house has a front gable roof clad in asphalt composition shingles. Shed wall dormers are present on the west and east elevations, towards the rear of the house. The one-and-a-half-story wood-frame house has a raised basement; its foundation is unknown. The building is clad in coursed shingles which flare out at the water table. Fiberboard lap siding skirts the foundation and porch supports. The main entrance is located on the south façade and is off-centered to the west. A gabled porch on squared pillars set on a low porch wall shelters the entrance. Wood steps with a simple (non-historic) rail lead up to the porch. Poured concrete steps lead up from the sidewalk to the porch steps. The front door is wood with four vertical lights in the upper quarter of the door. The Craftsman-style building has brackets, bargeboards, and decorative rafter tails highlighting the eave overhangs. The building features a mix of wood and vinyl windows with original wood trim. The original wood windows are 8:1 sash windows. A brick chimney projects from the east slope of the roof. A detached garage is present to the northeast of the house.

The building retains moderate integrity with its original cladding, some original wood windows, and many Craftsman details. The 1932 property card photograph of the house shows that the house originally featured two banks of three wood sash windows on the north south façade, one in the gable end and one east of the front porch. These original windows were 8:1 sash windows with slender wood muntins and matched the extant windows on the east elevation. The house also originally featured a decorative wood vent in the south gable end.

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Status: No - Altered
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood 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 & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Integrity
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Plan: Slight
Changes to Windows: Moderate
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.

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Photo taken Jan 27, 2004

Photo taken Feb 26, 2018

Photo taken Jan 01, 1900

Photo taken Jan 01, 1900

Photo taken Feb 26, 2018
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