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Summary for 1411 E SPRING ST E / Parcel ID 2254501510 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: American Foursquare, Queen Anne - Free Classic Neighborhood: First Hill
Built By: Year Built: 1903
This is a example of Queen Anne Free Classic design applied to an American Foursquare structure organized to function as a duplex. The structure exhibits a high degree of integrity despite several apparent adjustments to the number of dwelling units it has housed over its life.

This is 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 a complete record of ownership and occupation have not yet been prepared for this property; however, J. P. Marshal apparently owned the house from about 1910 until at least 1937 (possibly in association with David Nelson). It appears Robert D. Horton and his wife acquired the structure in 1960. The current owner bought the house from Robert and Jeanette Ruby in 2004.


King County GIS Center Property Report (; accessed July 22, 2008)

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

This is a two story, clapboard and shingle  clad, wood frame duplex concrete foundation, over a full basement. The rectangular plan is capped by hip roof with enclosed soffits. The northwest corner of the lower floor is chamfered.

A projecting single story porch, with a hipped roof supported by Tuscan columns, protects two entries at the east end of the north (street) façade. Tall, one over one, double-hung windows occur singly, or grouped in bays at the three visible elevations. A few of the windows have Queen Anne style muntin systems in the upper sash. The original stile and rail entry doors feature a single glass panel over one or more wood panels (a typical Queen Anne pattern). The original corbelled chimney has been slightly simplified by reduction of the corbelling and the addition of simple chimney pots.

This structure was built in 1903 (King County Property Record Card; King County GIS Center Property Report, accessed July 22, 2008). The King County Property Record Card notes that the building was remodeled in 1930. The extent and character of the modifications are not indicated. This structure functioned as a duplex when the King County Assessor surveyed it in 1937. However, notations on the Property Record Card suggest that the building was converted to a fourplex at some later date. Current tax records indicate it has functioned a duplex in recent years.

The structure is one of several house like buildings situated on relatively small rectangular lots near the eastern end of the First Hill neighborhood, an area characterized by a rectangular street grid and a mix of single family and multifamily housing structures.

Detail for 1411 E SPRING ST E / Parcel ID 2254501510 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood, Wood - Clapboard 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 Plan: Slight
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 1411 E SPRING ST E / Parcel ID 2254501510 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Nov 21, 2007
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