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Summary for 2724 S NORMAN ST S / Parcel ID 3274800170 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1905
 
Significance
This is an early example of Craftsman bungalow design, built in the period of transition from late Queen Anne to early twentieth century styles.The structure’s design integrity has been somewhat compromised by minor alterations to the cladding and detailing, and the replacement of several windows.

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, the structure house appears to have been owned by Axel E. Sundberg from about 1923 until at least 1937. Leon T. Nolan purchased the house in 1964. The current acquired the house from Nolan in 1991.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

King County GIS Center Property Report (http://www5.kingcounty.gov/kcgisreports/property_report.aspx; accessed July 3, 2008)

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


 
Appearance
This is a one story, drop siding clad, wood frame single-family residence on a post and beam foundation. The structure has no basement.

The rectangular plan is capped by a hip roof with moderate overhangs and open soffits. The moderately sloping hip roof is intersected at the center of the south-facing entry facade by a gabled porch cover.

The windows and doors are characterized by patterns and details often associated with both Queen Anne work and early twentieth century styles. The projecting corner bay at the southeast corner of the structure is an element typical of foursquare architecture that is commonly found in bungalow designs as well. The long rectangular footprint, the wide bargeboards at the gabled porch, and the exposed rafter tails are all typical elements of the Craftsman bungalow.

This house was built in 1905.

The siding system has been altered by the removal of the water table the originally wrapped the building at floor level. The siding that enclosed the original post and beam foundation also appears to have been replaced. The Tuscan columns that originally supported the gable roof of the front porch have been replaced with built up wood piers. Gutters have been added, hiding the exposed rafter tails.

Several of the wood windows have been replaced with vinyl units. A small, modern bay window projects from the face of the structure near the back end of the east elevation.

Detail for 2724 S NORMAN ST S / Parcel ID 3274800170 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood, Wood - Drop siding Foundation(s): Post & Pier
Roof Type(s): Gable, Hip Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Integrity
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Extensive
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 2724 S NORMAN ST S / Parcel ID 3274800170 / Inv # 0


Photo taken Dec 10, 2007
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