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Summary for 1001 WARREN AVE / Parcel ID 545730-0160 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Mengedoht, Carl, House Common Name:
Style: Tudor Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1926
 
Significance
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.
In the opinion of the survey, this property is located in a potential historic districe (National and/or local).
This house was designed by architect William R. Grant and built by N.E. Page McKenny Co. in 1926 for the original owner Carl H. Mengedoht. The original blue prints for the house are dated April 19, 1926 and the building contract dated June 22, 1926. 

Carl H. Mengedoht was born in Nebraska, moving to Seattle from Omaha around 1910.  His father was an immigrant from Germany.  Mr. Mengedoht owned a popular meat market at the Pike Place Market.  He later purchased the Sanitary Market property after the original building burned in the 1940s. He lived in this house from at least 1938 until the 1960s. It was later owned by Richard Howson, owner of Howson Mills, and the Gaffner family, descendants of Seattle pioneers.
 
Appearance
This large, simple brown brick Tudor Revival house sits high above the street with a concrete retaining wall topped with brick and winding stairs to the entry porch. It has a gable-and-wing form with very steep roofs. The most prominent feature is the entry, located in the front gable, with a wide cast stone surround in the shape of a Tudor arch. The colorful crest above the doorway has the motto "Vis unitor fortior." A group of six small leaded glass casement windows is above the entry, with a group of similar but larger windows on the first floor to the north; these have a simple band of cast stone above them. Most windows are six-over-one leaded glass, in pairs, with cast stone sills. Other details include a small circular window in the north gable end, and small casement windows in the other gable ends. The south end of the main façade has a small shed dormer with two one-over-one windows. The south elevation, which is not easily visible, has some newer windows. The tall chimney at the southeast corner has Tudor chimney pots.

Detail for 1001 WARREN AVE / Parcel ID 545730-0160 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Clay Tile
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Integrity
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.
Reinartz, Kay F. Queen Anne: Community on the Hill. Seattle: Queen Anne Historical Society, 1993.

Photo collection for 1001 WARREN AVE / Parcel ID 545730-0160 / Inv # 0


Photo taken Mar 16, 2003
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