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Summary for 1631 4th AVE / Parcel ID 423290-2160 / Inv #

Historic Name: Verhulst, John & Clara, House Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman, Tudor Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1909
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 is an excellent example of a Craftsman house, with characteristics such as prominent brackets, half-timbering, a variety of cladding materials and diamond-paned windows. The house was in the 1970s city-wide historic resources survey, which noted its combination of Craftsman and Tudor characteristics. It was built in 1909, but the builder and original owner are not known. The first identified owners are John Verhulst, who worked at the Garfield Garage nearby on Galer Street, and his wife Clara; they lived here from 1936 until the 1960s. Later owners were Edgar G. Leimbacher, a writer, and his wife Sharon (1960s-80s). A rear addition was constructed in 2001, but is not visible from the front.
This house has a prominent front gable, with gabled dormers on the north and south elevations. The roof has deep eaves with prominent brackets and pointed bargeboards. Cladding is stucco and half-timbering in the gable ends, clapboard below the water table and shingles in between. Belt courses run along the top and the bottom of the first story windows. The entry is at the north side of the front façade, with a half-width projecting porch with a gable roof with knee brackets. To the south, extending around the corner, is a projecting square bay window with a similar gable roof and carved brackets; the large window has a lattice transom. The second floor has a three-part window with a lattice transom in the center sash, flanked by two other lattice windows. The lower part of the center window appears to be a replacement.

Detail for 1631 4th AVE / Parcel ID 423290-2160 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Stucco, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Plan: Slight
Major Bibliographic References
City of Seattle DCLU Microfilm Records.
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.

Photo collection for 1631 4th AVE / Parcel ID 423290-2160 / Inv #

Photo taken Apr 14, 2003
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