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Summary for 361 Wheeler ST / Parcel ID 352890-0026 / Inv #

Historic Name: Hurley-Chester House Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1914
 
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 distinctive Craftsman bungalow was designed by the Long Building Company and, according to the construction permit, built by the first owner, Harry D. Hurley. The Long Building Company was a local design-build firm, operated first by James Long and then by Stanley Long. It continued to operate until at least 1936. The house is notable for its Craftsman details and the curved window on the first floor. Lewis Chester, an attorney with the firm of Smith, Chester & Brown, and his wife Rachael bought the house in 1920; his widow lived here until 1951. Stanley and Janet Shockley owned it for a few years, until it was purchased in 1955 by Miles Sursely, a baker at Lippmanā€™s and Safeway; he and his wife Kathleen remained here until the 1990s. Minor alterations include rebuilding the rear entry and porch (1991/2002). The plain gable end windows were originally diamond-paned; the wood surrounds remain.
 
Appearance
This two-story house has numerous Craftsman stylistic characteristics, including a shallow front gable roof with deep eaves, prominent brackets, pointed bargeboards and extended rafter tails . The house sits high above the street, with broad concrete steps up to the porch. The recessed porch extends across the front and halfway down the south side. At each front corner is a group of three square wood columns sitting on a clapboard pier. The balustrade is clapboard at the center with wrought iron railing between. A wide belt course runs above the porch, with shingle cladding above and clapboard below. The most distinctive features are the windows. To the east of the entry the wall curves, with a group of three curving six-over-one windows. To the west is a large 14-over-one window. The gable end has a group of three windows above a window box sitting on brackets; these windows have a wide wood surround with ears. Other windows and the entry have wide wood surrounds in a gable shape.

Detail for 361 Wheeler ST / Parcel ID 352890-0026 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): 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: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Integrity
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
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 361 Wheeler ST / Parcel ID 352890-0026 / Inv #


Photo taken Feb 22, 2004
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