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Summary for 416 S LUCILE ST S / Parcel ID 5263300130 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: 416 Lucile St Common Name: 416 S Lucile St
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman, Vernacular Neighborhood: Duwamish
Built By: Year Built: 1903 & 1927

Plat: McAllister's Addition, Block: 3, Lot: 8
This house is associated with the residential and commercial building boom in Georgetown, which occurred between 1890 and 1916. It was built as one story with an attic level in 1903, with the basement level constructed in 1927. The building has retained its integrity; however, a comparison between the building’s appearance in an earlier photo from circa 1937 and today shows that a number of small changes have occurred. The windows on the façade have been replaced. In particular, the central window of the bay, had an upper section with a repeated muntin pattern of elongated hexagons, reminiscent of Carpenter Gothic detailing. The windows to each side of this central window were formerly double-hung. The smaller window on the east side of the porch was divided into smaller panes by vertical muntins. The two supports that held up the porch overhang were originally beefier and the railing below has also been rebuilt, without the original, repeated vertical balusters.  On the other hand, many other elements, including the overall shape of the house, the shape and detailing of the roof and the small triangular window in the front dormer have not changed.

By 1928, John Gilman owned the house. In 1929 and 1930 respectively, the two neighboring houses, 406 and 412 S Lucile Street, were built the west of this one. John Gilman also owned the property at 406 S Lucile Street by 1928. Miles B. Frost subsequently bought this house in 1957.


This single family house is located on the northwest corner of 5th Avenue South and Lucile Street, next to a row of other single family houses, erected several years after this one. It is one story with an attic, as well as a basement level. Its main façade is along Lucile St. The house is basically rectangular in plan, with a projecting bay window on the east side of the main façade. The house has a hipped roof, which is clipped at the front and ties into a front gabled dormer, set above the bay window. Between the lower bay and the dormer, there is a lower roof that, in plan, mimics the shape of the window bay below. This expanse of roof ties in with the lower part of the main hipped roof. Above, the gable end of the front dormer also has a distinctive triangular window.

At the first level, to the west of the bay window, there is an entry porch, topped by a gabled porch overhang. Completing the main elevation, there is a rectangular window, which is set higher up on the elevation. In general, windows have one pane of glass and are set in wood window surrounds, currently painted gray. Formerly, the windows were often double-hung and/or were multi-pane.

The east elevation, which faces 5th Avenue South, includes a window opening, with only one pane, a replacement of what was formerly a double hung window. This is followed by a paired set of double-hung windows, and, at the back of the elevation, a smaller double-hung window. At the roof level, there is a simple, but relatively large shed dormer. Although it appears in a relatively early photo of the building, it probably dates from the 1927 remodel of the building, or perhaps even later.

Detail for 416 S LUCILE ST S / Parcel ID 5263300130 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status: INV
Cladding(s): Wood, 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: Moderate
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
Changes to Windows: Moderate
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 416 S LUCILE ST S / Parcel ID 5263300130 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Mar 04, 2010
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