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Summary for 1109 N 47TH ST N / Parcel ID 6865200630 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Mary Haggerty House Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman Neighborhood: Fremont
Built By: Year Built: 1909
 
Significance
This house is well-preserved example of a popular Craftsman Bungalow cottage constructed built in 1909 and based on a standard plan book design. On May 5, 1909 permit #71790 was issued to A.J. Carr for the construction of a 24’ x 40’ residence at this address with an estimated construction cost of $1,350. The contractor and initial owner for this house was Albert J. Carr, who resided nearby at 3620 Wallingford Ave. N. Mr. Carr’s obituary (Seattle Times Sept. 29, 1970) described him as a contractor and architect. He was born (c. 1876) in Crawford County, Pennsylvania and settled in Seattle in 1906. He formed the A.J. Carr Construction Co. and constructed numerous homes in Seattle until retiring in 1960. A.J. Carr is known to been the builder for a distinctive Georgian Revival style residence at 5269 16th Avenue in the University District [# 8823900695] and for the remodel of the Dr. & Mrs. H.P. Miller House [#2147011390 - 3636 Woodland Park N.]. He reportedly designed a factory building in the International District (Seattle Daily Journal 8/4/1916). The subject house appears to have been built by Carr as a speculative residential real estate investment. The earliest known owner and resident was Mary A. Hagerty, the widow of Patrick Hagerty who died sometime between 1907 and 1909. Mary Hagerty and her seven adult children were enumerated in the 1910 U.S. Census at this address on April 16, 1910, and Mrs. Hagerty was identified as the owner of the residence. She and several of her children appear to have lived there until c.1915. King County property tax records indicate that the property was purchased in 1922 by Mike Cockinakis, the owner of an oyster shop at 405 Pine Street. Mr. Cockinakis and several family members resided nearby at 1205 N. 47th and the house appears to have been used for rental income. It may have remained in the ownership of Cockinakis family members until c.1972.
 
Appearance
Located at the SW corner of the intersection of N. 47th St. and Midvale Ave. N. with front elevation oriented to the north. Very well-preserved, one story, wood-frame, single-family residence constructed in 1909. Exhibits distinctive Bungalow/Craftsman style design elements/features. Front gable building form w/ prominent projecting entry porch with gable roof form at west side of facade. There may be a small habitable attic area. Measures approx. 24’ x 39’ with concrete foundation and basement level. Prominent 9’ x 12’ partially cutaway porch with square columns supported on low solid wing walls. Craftsman style design elements/features include: low pitched roof forms; multiple roof brackets; wide barge boards and roof overhangs; prominent porch and variegated width horizontal cedar cladding. Gable ends clad with stucco and faux half-timber treatment. Distinctive original wooden windows including diamond pattern sash at main gable end. Double-hung and cottage windows include simple Prairie upper sash members. Original central brick chimney remains in place.

Detail for 1109 N 47TH ST N / Parcel ID 6865200630 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Stucco, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable 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 Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References
U.S. Census Records (1880-1920)
Seattle Public Library – Biographical Index File
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.
City of Seattle DPD Microfilm Records.

Photo collection for 1109 N 47TH ST N / Parcel ID 6865200630 / Inv # 0


Photo taken Mar 21, 2009
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