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Summary for 415 Wheeler ST / Parcel ID 352890-0440 / Inv #

Historic Name: Egerman, Stephen & Anna, House Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman, Arts & Crafts - Prairie Style Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1911
 
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 unusual house is notable for its extensive use of rough, dark stone, randomly agglomerated to form the porch walls and columns. Craftsman houses, especially in Southern California, often used stones on the exterior to give interest to simple structures and to connect the building with the surrounding landscape. This house sits high above the ground, which is typical of Seattle bungalows but not of those in California, so the dark stone anchors it to the ground. The house also shows a strong Prairie influence in its deep flat eaves and bank of second floor windows. Neither the original owner nor the builder of the 1911 house is known. By 1928 it was owned by Stephen Egerman, a factory worker, and his wife Anna. Their family owned the house for nearly fifty years; Anna remained here into the 1960s, following Stephen’s death, and Margaret Egerman lived here in the 1970s. The house appears to be intact, although minor alterations have been made on the rear. A second-floor sleeping porch was enclosed, perhaps in the 1950s.
 
Appearance
This side gable bungalow has a full-width porch with walls and piers of randomly-laid natural dark stone. The chimney and the stairway bulkhead are of the same material. The house itself is clad with clapboard, with a concrete block foundation. The gable ends have half-timbered stucco and knee brackets. Above the porch is a full-width shed dormer with a bank of six pairs of casement windows. The porch has a wide flat roof with deep eaves; the roof extends around both side elevations as a pent roof. The Craftsman-style front door is of fir, flanked by 4/1 windows with vertical muntins and wide surrounds with ears; a similar 12/1 window is to the west. Windows on the side elevations are primarily one-over-one, with original four-light sash on the basement level.

Detail for 415 Wheeler ST / Parcel ID 352890-0440 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, 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 Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.
Stickley, Gustav. Craftsman Homes. New York: Dover Publications, Inc. 1979 (reprint of 1909 edition)

Photo collection for 415 Wheeler ST / Parcel ID 352890-0440 / Inv #


Photo taken Sep 04, 2004
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