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Summary for 524 WELLINGTON AVE / Parcel ID 9829200140 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts, Tudor - Cottage Neighborhood: Leschi
Built By: Year Built: 1903
 
Significance
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 Seattleā€™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.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

King County GIS Center Property Report (http://www5.kingcounty.gov/kcgisreports/property_report.aspx; accessed September 10, 2008)

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

 
Appearance
The footprint of the house and the detailing of the structure are suggestive of arts and crafts design, although the relatively steep, side gable roof with prominent cross gables and the small, partially enclosed porch with round arch entry seem to anticipate Tudor revival cottage designs of the post World War I period. The designer appears to have utilized an English country house scheme in order to accommodate the view.

This house was built in 1903 according to both the King County Property Record Card and the King County GIS Center Property Report. The King County Property Record Card reports that the house was remodeled in 1917; however, the extent of the work undertaken at that time is not indicated.

The back (east facing, view side) of the house appears to have been altered (within the original footprint) and a deck appear to have been added. The basement has apparently been expanded from a half basement (as recorded in 1937 by the Assessor in the King County Property Record Card) to a full basement today. Large, modern looking, picture windows appear to have been added at the east elevation. The detailing has been modified at the back of the house to accommodate the changes to the fenestration. Shutters have been added at some west elevation windows since 1937.

The present appearance of the house most likely reflects the stylistic character of the 1917 remodel rather than the original structure.

Detail for 524 WELLINGTON AVE / Parcel ID 9829200140 / Inv # 0

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

Photo collection for 524 WELLINGTON AVE / Parcel ID 9829200140 / Inv # 0


Photo taken Aug 05, 2008

Photo taken Aug 05, 2008

Photo taken Aug 05, 2008
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