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Summary for 1514 35TH AVE / Parcel ID 4141800100 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: American Foursquare - Craftsman, Arts & Crafts - Craftsman Neighborhood: Madrona
Built By: Year Built: 1906
 
Significance
This is a typical example of a particular species of American Foursquare architecture in which the upper floor is arranged in a pinwheel pattern atop a foursquare entry level. The structure exhibits a high degree of design integrity despite some interior alterations reported by the current owner.

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 F. H. Browning and spouse from about 1933 until at least 1937.
The property was acquired by Alisea Mary Muir in 1966. The current owner, William Alex Rule, purchased the house in 2000 from W. George Gosline & Sue C. Gosline.

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 story, clapboard clad, wood frame single-family residence on a concrete foundation, over a two thirds basement.

The  L-shape plan is capped by a group of overlapping hip roofs with extensive overhangs, open soffits, and exposed rafter tails.

The windows and doors are characterized by patterns and details customarily associated with Queen Anne design, though some are ganged in a manner typical of Craftsman and Prairie style design. The upper sash of each of the double-hung windows visible from the street is divided into tall, slender panes, or into a regular grid of small square panes, by delicate metal muntins. Both of these decorative patterns are common found in late Queen Anne and early Craftsman work. The low slope roof with deep overhangs, the exposed rafter tails,and the triangular timber brackets are all signature features of the Craftsman style house. The built-up wood pier at the partially inset entry porch and the solid, clapboard clad railing on which it bears are also typical Craftsman elements.

This house was built in 1906; it was remodeled in 1924 according to the King County Property Record Card.
The current owner has indicated that some interior alterations have been made over time; however, there is no exterior evidence of these changes. Metal railing have been added at the entry stairs. The top of the chimney has been modified.

Detail for 1514 35TH AVE / Parcel ID 4141800100 / Inv # 0

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

Photo collection for 1514 35TH AVE / Parcel ID 4141800100 / Inv # 0


Photo taken May 19, 2008
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