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Summary for 406 S LUCILE ST S / Parcel ID 5263300120 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: 406 Lucile St Common Name: 406 S. Lucile St
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman Neighborhood: Duwamish
Built By: Year Built: 1929

This house post-dates the initial residential and commercial building boom, which occurred in Georgetown between 1890 and 1916. It was built in 1929 and initially belonged to John Gilman, who, in 1928, also became the owner of the house down the street, located on the northwest corner of 5th Avenue South and South Lucile Street. Aside from small changes to the porch supports and to the stair railing, the house has kept its integrity. It retains original windows and other character defining elements, such as exposed rafter tails and the small false beams, under the porch gable - elements typically associated with the Craftsman style. In plan and general shape, the house is similar to its neighbor to the east, 412 S Lucile Street, constructed a year later in 1930.


 This single family residence is located on the north side of South Lucile Street, mid-block between 4th and 5th Avenues South. It is located to the west of a house with a similar design, 412 S Lucile Street, which was built about a year later. The house is one story with an attic level. The main façade is set along Lucile Street. The house has a rectangular plan, topped by a gable roof. A low cross gable, which faces Lucile St, is set perpendicular to the larger gabled roof and forms the top part of the entry porch. The main entrance to the house is accessed by several steps, which are set perpendicular to the façade and lead to the entry porch landing. Above the landing, important elements of the overhanging gable include exposed rafter tails, as well as small decorative beams, set below the gable. Currently the porch supports are relatively thin vertical wood posts. Based on a photo from the late 1930s, the porch was originally supported by thicker and slightly flared columns, more typical of Craftsman houses. The posts were also integrated within the stair railing with slightly thicker rail balusters than the current balusters of the stair landing.

To each side of the entrance, the windows are double hung. There is one single window to the west of the porch and a pair of similar windows to the east. In each case, the top section of the windows is divided into three long panes, separated by thin muntins. This detail is original.

In many respects, the exterior of the house has retained a high degree of integrity.

Detail for 406 S LUCILE ST S / Parcel ID 5263300120 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status: INV
Cladding(s): Concrete, 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 & ½
Unit Theme(s): Community Planning/Development, Manufacturing/Industry
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
Changes to Windows: Slight
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
King County Assessor Property Characteristics Report, database at --parcel locator

Photo collection for 406 S LUCILE ST S / Parcel ID 5263300120 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Feb 22, 2010
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