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Summary for 500 N 43RD ST N / Parcel ID 5693500665 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman Neighborhood: Fremont
Built By: Year Built: 1911
This property appears to be worthy of additional research and documentation.

This house is an example of a Craftsman Bungalow cottage constructed by Jud Yoho. Known as “The Bungalow Craftsman” Jud Yoho (b.1882) is considered to have been Seattle's most active and market-oriented bungalow entrepreneur. He was the owner of the Craftsman Bungalow Company and the Take-Down Manufacturing Company, as well as president of Bungalow Magazine. After 1912, Yoho published eight editions of Craftsman Bungalows the Craftsman Bungalow Company catalog of house plans. The Craftsman Bungalow Company primarily built and sold bungalow-style homes on installment purchase plans between 1911 and 1918. The short-lived Take-Down Manufacturing Company specialized in small “portable” or manufactured buildings, especially pre-fabricated garages. Bungalow Magazine was published in Seattle from 1912 to 1918; it was modeled on Gustav Stickley's The Craftsman and on an earlier Los Angeles publication with a similar title. This widely-circulated publication featured many Seattle bungalows along with notable examples from southern California. The magazine served to promote The Craftsman Bungalow Company and the sale of Craftsman Bungalows catalogs, as well as the sale of stock house plans for residential designs credited to Yoho and others, including his close associate Edward L. Merritt (b.1881). Jud Yoho and the Craftsman Bungalow Company are known to have developed two small clusters of bungalow style residences in Fremont in the 600 block of N. 47th Street and the 4400 block of Greenwood Avenue N. in the spring and summer of 1910. Several of these properties have been demolished or extensively altered. [A Take-Down Manufacturing Company garage has been identified at 3840 Linden Ave. N.] This house is part of the cluster on N.47th St. and is the most distinctive and best preserved example of Jud Yoho work in Fremont. A very similar (possibly using the exact same floor plan) but much more intact cottage constructed in 1910 is located at 671 N. 47th St. [Information regarding Jud Yoho and other Fremont houses associated with him was obtained from: Doherty, Erin M. "Jud Yoho and The Craftsman Bungalow Company: Assessing the Value of the Common House" - M.A. Arch. Thesis, University of Washington 1997.]
Distinctive stonework at porch and chimney/fireplace. Distinctive original wooden windows including diamond pattern upper sash cottage and accent windows (including long windows on front gable).

Detail for 500 N 43RD ST N / Parcel ID 5693500665 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle - Concrete/Asbestos Foundation(s):
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan:
Structural System: No. of Stories:
Unit Theme(s):
Changes to Original Cladding: Extensive
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.

Photo collection for 500 N 43RD ST N / Parcel ID 5693500665 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Apr 01, 2009
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