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Summary for 2366 BOYER AVE / Parcel ID 1952200105 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman, Queen Anne - Stick Neighborhood:
Built By: Year Built: 1906
 
Significance
This structure exemplifies a transition design phase between the Victorian era Stick style and the modern era Craftsman style and has manage to retain a high degree of integrity despite a number of alterations over the years.

Although a duplex, this structure may be considered as one of approximately 2,200 houses that are still extant out of more than 5,000 that were built by the end of 1906 in Seattle’s Central Area, Eastlake, First Hill, Leschi, Madison Park, Madrona, and North Capitol Hill neighborhoods.

A complete permit history and record of ownership and occupation have not yet been prepared for this property.

Bibliography

King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972) Washington State Archives

King County GIS Center Property Report (http://www5.kingcounty.gov/kcgisreports/property_report.aspx; accessed March 6, 2008)

 
Appearance
This is a one-and-a-half story, clapboard and shingle clad, wood frame duplex on a concrete foundation, over a full basement. The porch appears to be built on a post and beam foundation

The steeply sloped, cross gable roof with barge boards of moderate width, together with the suggestion of a decorative truss in the front facing gable and the banding above the gable window are design elements customarily associated with the Stick style. However, the timber knee braces supporting the barge boards, the unenclosed soffits and exposed rafter tails, and the occasionally ganged double hung windows (each window featuring a small multi-pane upper sash over a larger undivided lower sash) are all indicative of the Craftsman style. The shutters, while not a common feature of Craftsman style structures, have been on the building since at least 1937 and characterized by the band saw notching sometimes associated with Craftsman style guardrails.

The King County Property Record Card suggests that there was only a half basement when the structure was surveyed in 1937. A shed-roofed extension of the structure (or perhaps a recently enclosed porch) and a new deck are located at the rear. The existing entry porch appears to be of recent construction, though it follows the general form of the entry deck as it existed in 1937. A flat roofed or deck topped structure with a parapet rail that appears to once have extended over the entry in 1937 is no longer extant; its style suggests that it may not have been an original component of the design.

The house was built in 1906 (King County Property Record Card; the King County GIS Center Property Report, accessed March 6, 2008). The King County Property Record Card indicates that the structure has been remodeled but does not provide a date. The structure has apparently been a duplex since at least 1937.

Detail for 2366 BOYER AVE / Parcel ID 1952200105 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured, Post & Pier
Roof Type(s): Gable, Shed Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Multiple Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Integrity
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
Changes to Plan: Moderate
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 2366 BOYER AVE / Parcel ID 1952200105 / Inv # 0


Photo taken Oct 08, 2007
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