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Summary for 4757 36th AVE / Parcel ID 1703400250 / Inv #

Historic Name: Rodia-Elliott House Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne, Vernacular Neighborhood: Columbia City
Built By: Year Built: 1907
This house was built in 1907 or 1908. The house was likely built for Florence Rodia, who purchased the property from Emma H. Hart in early 1908. Thomas M. and Nina Elliott purchased the property from James Rodia in 1920. The Elliotts owned three houses on Columbia Park. The Elliotts lived in this house from 1920 to 1925. Thomas M. Elliott was a manager of the Seattle Security Co. for 38 years. Nina Elliott was born in Salem, Oregon in 1863. Her father, Levin N. English was a veteran of the War of 1812. Her mother, Mary Tate Daley, was a member of the wagon train that brought Levin English and his first wife across the plains to Oregon. Nina Elliott went to the Yukon during the gold rush in 1897. There she married Thomas Elliott, and lived until 1908. The Elliotts moved to Seattle in 1908. Nina Elliott, who died in 1942, was the last Washington member of the Daughters of 1812. Thomas Elliot died in 1969.
This largely intact two and a half-story Queen Anne style house is prominently sited overlooking Columbia Park. The house is of wood frame construction and is supported by a concrete foundation. The house has a rectangular plan and a hipped roof form with cross gables. The house is clad in clapboard siding. A hipped roof porch with a pedimented entry, supported by slim columns, is located on the front elevation. Above the pedimented entry is a balcony with a gable roof. The fenestration consists of double hung modern vinyl windows, but retains the original window openings and surrounds. The fenestration of the first story of the front elevation consists of a window next to the front door and a bay window next to the pedimented entry. The second story of the front elevation has a single window directly above the first story bay window and a single window above the front porch. A door on the second story allows access to the balcony. The half story, on the cross gable end, features a three-part window, which was originally had a Palladian window form. A two story bay window is located on the north side elevation. A hipped roof dormer is located on the north side elevation. A brick chimney is located on the south side elevation.

Detail for 4757 36th AVE / Parcel ID 1703400250 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status: NR, LR
Cladding(s): Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Hip Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: Moderate
Changes to Plan: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.
Centennial History, Columbia City, Rainier Valley, 1853-1991, Pioneers of Columbia City. Seattle, Washington, 1992.
"Mrs. Elliott, 79, Daughter of 1812, Dies." Seattle Times, December 18, 1942.

Photo collection for 4757 36th AVE / Parcel ID 1703400250 / Inv #

Photo taken Mar 22, 2004
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