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Summary for 3212 E SPRUCE ST E / Parcel ID 4003500050 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman, Queen Anne - Shingle, Queen Anne - Stick Neighborhood: Leschi
Built By: Year Built: 1906
 
Significance
This is an interesting example of transitional architecture with Craftsman style detailing and a Shingle style approach to cladding on a Stick style form. The structure retains a high degree of design integrity despite some minor alterations.

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 property appears to have been owned by S. Magarinsky from about 1931 until at least 1937.
The current owner purchased the house in 1956.

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-and-a-half (almost two) story, clapboard and stucco clad, wood frame single-family residence on a concrete foundation, over a full basement.

The irregular but essentially rectangular plan is capped by a what appears to be a gable roof which incorporates a barely perceptible hipped component over the middle third of the house. The roof has somewhat extensive overhangs, with open soffits, and exposed rafter tails.

The windows and doors are characterized by patterns and details customarily associated with
The ganged windows at the west elevation, the exposed rafter tails, the decorative barge boards supported by what appear to be extended purlins, and the heavily battered piers at the front porch are all features typically associated with the Craftsman style. However, the basic roof form and slope and the shape of the front facing gable are more typical of the Stick style, while the cladding and window arrangement are more typical of the Shingle variant of the Queen Anne style.

This house was built in 1906. According to the King County Property Record Card, this house was remodeled prior to 1937, but the date and extend of the changes are not indicated.

The house is close to its original condition with the exception of some upper story windows which appear to have been replaced with aluminum units. Metal railings added at entry steps.

Detail for 3212 E SPRUCE ST E / Parcel ID 4003500050 / Inv # 0

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

Photo collection for 3212 E SPRUCE ST E / Parcel ID 4003500050 / Inv # 0


Photo taken May 19, 2008
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