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Summary for 2715 S WASHINGTON ST S / Parcel ID 3796000290 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1906
 
Significance
This is a fairly typical example of early Craftsman bungalow architecture. The structure’s design integrity has been somewhat compromised by replacement of the 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 house appears to have been owned by P. J. Bianchi from about 1933 until at least 1937. The current owner acquired the property in 2004 from Jennifer Greene.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

King County GIS Center Property Report (http://www5.kingcounty.gov/kcgisreports/property_report.aspx; accessed August 18, 2008)

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


 
Appearance
This is a one story, clapboard and vertical board siding clad, wood frame single-family residence on a concrete foundation, over a full basement. The rectangular plan is capped by a hip roof with moderate overhangs, open soffits, and exposed rafter tails. There is a small hip roofed dormer centered on the street facing hip pf the main roof.

The windows and doors are characterized by patterns and details customarily associated with late Queen Anne architecture; however, the long rectangular bungalow plan, the simple, low slope, flared hip roof, and exposed rafter tails are typical features of Craftsman bungalow work.

This house was built in 1906. The King County Property Record Card suggests that the building was remodeled prior to 1937 but the year and the scope of the work are not indicated. There appears to have been an early addition or enclosure at the south (back) end of the structure. Most of the original wood window appear to have been replaced with aluminum windows. Although clapboard siding is shown as the primary cladding material on the field survey form prepared in 2008, photographs made in 1937 and 2008 suggest that the cladding is, in fact, a simple wood drop siding popular at the beginning of the 20th century.

Detail for 2715 S WASHINGTON ST S / Parcel ID 3796000290 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Vertical - Boards, Wood, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): 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: Intact
Changes to Windows: Extensive
Changes to Plan: Slight
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 2715 S WASHINGTON ST S / Parcel ID 3796000290 / Inv # 0


Photo taken May 18, 2008
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