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Summary for 1518 5th AVE / Parcel ID 168940-1450 / Inv #

Historic Name: Fifth Avenue North Apartments Common Name: Fifth Avenue North Apartments
Style: Tudor Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1930
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 handsome triplex was designed in 1930 and looks much like a large single-family house in the Tudor Revival style. It was built by H. Arthur Bakenhus, a local contractor who built a number of houses and other small apartments on Queen Anne. The architect is unknown. It was built for Mrs. George (Nettie) Sears. After several other owners in the 1940s, it was purchased by Irene Segurson in 1949; she remained until the 1970s. Ed and Marjorie Billodue, the current owners, bought it in the 1980s, and have made some interior alterations and updates. A new rear deck and bay, designed by Steve Myrwang, were added at this time, as well as some replacement of brick veneer and window repairs. However, the building is currently in poor condition.
This small brick veneer Tudor Revival triplex has a tall hipped roof with a turret-like entry on the main (west) façade. The entry has an arched opening and large cast stone plaques lining the top of the turret wall. The turret is flanked by two shallow hipped-roof wall dormers, each with a single window. A larger similar dormer, with three windows, is to the south. Most windows are one-over-one double-hung sash. The first floor has a large arched window and two six-over-six windows with leaded glass. At the south end of the façade is a large arched door that looks like a garage door. Three garage doors are on the lower part of the first floor; this lower level is clad with stucco, which extends around to the south side. Because of the steep slope, the building rises three stories on the rear (east).

Detail for 1518 5th AVE / Parcel ID 168940-1450 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick, Stucco Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Hip Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Multiple Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: 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 1518 5th AVE / Parcel ID 168940-1450 / Inv #

Photo taken Aug 17, 2004
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