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Summary for 6715 FLORA AVE / Parcel ID 2734100810 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Horace C. and Minnie B. Ashton House Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman Neighborhood: Georgetown
Built By: Year Built: 1928

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 well-preserved historic property that may possess limited architectural and/or historic significance.

This property has been rehabilitated and exhibits no substantive changes to the exterior appearance/design character since it was identified in the 1997 HRI project.

(1997) This property is associated with an era of residential and commercial building between 1916 and 1942 which continued in Georgetown despite an acceleration of the trends toward the industrialization of the area. Significant changes came with prohibition and the closure of the brewery in 1916, the completion of the Duwamish Waterway in 1917, and the arrival of new businesses, such as the Boeing Airplane Company in 1916. In spite of the increasingly industrial nature of the area which had been zoned as such in 1923, residents of Georgetown continued to build new homes and businesses and to plan for a future in the neighborhood. This house was originally located at 203 Lucile Street. It was built for Horace C. (and Minnie B.) Ashton. In 1988, the house was moved to this location. (J. H. Ward, Contractor).
An intact, however partly altered, example of an early 20th C. residential design that includes distinctive Bungalow design features. This residence appears to have been constructed according to a house plan that is similar to numerous Bungalow designs available through architect/builder’s plan books and Aladdin type house catalogs by the late 1920s. This residence exhibits design features and historic building fabric that reflect the popularity of early 20th C Craftsman/Bungalow design modes: a low pitched one story front gable form with a recessed under roof entry porch. The house is distinguished by a particularly low roof form, narrow barge boards and wide overhanging eaves. The entry porch includes an arched entry form. The windows are typically double-hung and cottage type with prairie style upper sash members. The house is currently clad with a combination of clapboard siding and (?) vertical board siding that does not appear to be original. The original cladding treatment along with trim and architectural features would have emphasized the horizontal design character.

Detail for 6715 FLORA AVE / Parcel ID 2734100810 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Vertical - Boards, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Irregular
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 Windows: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
Major Bibliographic References
City of Seattle DCLU Microfilm Records.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.

Photo collection for 6715 FLORA AVE / Parcel ID 2734100810 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Apr 25, 1997
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