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Summary for 2265 N 56th ST N / Parcel ID 3856905600 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name: Nyberg Residence
Style: Modern Neighborhood: Wallingford
Built By: Year Built: 1905
According to Woodbridge and Montgomery, this site was once occupied by a concrete block store. (When the present structure was surveyed in 2004, a neighbor reported that it had previously been a "hamburger joint.") Woodbridge and Montgomery note that, over some years, the house was remodeled into a "remarkable contemporary house . . . by its owner and architect, Folke Nyberg" and go on to assert that, in Nyberg's design "the influence of early Modernism tracable to Scandinavian roots is combined with a contemporary concern for using salvaged materials and a sure touch with scale and detail." The structure was brought to its current form in 1980 according to the King County Assessor Property Characteristics Report; however, Nyberg and Steinbrueck assign the building the date of 1971. Nyberg and Steinbrueck identified this house as a structure significant to the city and warranting further evaluation for designation as a landmark.

Detail for 2265 N 56th ST N / Parcel ID 3856905600 / Inv #

Status: No - Age
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood, Wood - T1-11 Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat with Parapet Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Commercial/Trade - Restaurant Plan: U-Shape
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: three
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Community Planning/Development, Conservation
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
Woodbridge, Sally and Roger Montgomery. A Guide to Architecture in Washington State. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1980.

Photo collection for 2265 N 56th ST N / Parcel ID 3856905600 / Inv #

Photo taken Sep 17, 2004
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