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Summary for 1816 26th AVE / Parcel ID 9828201990 / Inv #

Historic Name: Washington, James W., Jr. House & Studio Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1918
 
Significance
In the opinion of the survey, this property is located in a potential historic districe (National and/or local).
This house embodies the distinctive characteristics of a Craftsman bungalow. It is significant for its associations with Seattle artist, James W. Washington, Jr. Architect/Engineer/Builder listed as "Gustafson."
 
Appearance
This one story bungalow is characterized by a front facing gable. The bargeboards have decorative sawn work tips and false rafter end decoration. Knee braces further embellish the fa├žade. Eaves are open with exposed rafter end. The porch is handsomely paneled and supported by battered wooden posts on brick piers. Dr. Washington's Studio, built in 1965 is a rectangular box on the northeastern corner of the lot. The entire double-lot site is landscaped with Dr. Washingotn's work and gardens.

Detail for 1816 26th AVE / Parcel ID 9828201990 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status: INV
Cladding(s): Other Foundation(s): Unknown
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Ethnic Heritage
Integrity
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Changes to Original Cladding: Extensive
Major Bibliographic References
City of Seattle Landmarks File

Photo collection for 1816 26th AVE / Parcel ID 9828201990 / Inv #


Photo taken Aug 01, 1991

Photo taken Aug 01, 1991
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