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Summary for 7314 11TH AVE / Parcel ID 0461001100 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Colonial - Colonial Revival Neighborhood: Crown Hill/Ballard
Built By: Year Built: 1908

Residential Ballard is generally described as extending from the 8th Avenue NW to the east and the bluff to the west, and from NW 85th Street on the north to NW 65th Street to the south. The area primarily contains single family houses, but also includes a collection of mutli-family dwellings, commercial buildings, schools, churches, and other buildings. Most of the historic buildings in Ballard are modest cottages and builder's houses, and were not architect-designed. Building styles include, but are not limited to, Victorian (primarily Queen Anne), vernacular, Craftsman, American Foursquare, Colonial Revival (including variations), Tudor Revival, Minimal Traditional, and Ranch. The historic building fabric of Ballard is threatened by a rapid pace of development.

The City of Ballard was incorporated in 1890. It was the first community to incorporate after Washington achieved statehood in 1889. Although population increased rapidly, north Ballard was still relatively rural. In 1907, primarily due to lack of adequate water for its population of 15,000, Ballard citizens voted to be annexed to Seattle to ensure a good water supply for the area.

After annexation Ballard’s street names were changed to conform to Seattle’s: Ship Street turned into 65th Street, Main Street became 15th Avenue.  During the Great Depression and World War II, construction in Ballard nearly ground to a halt, with the exception of some houses built by Earl F. Mench. However, following World War II, fueled by the G.I. bill and the rise of the automobile, Ballard boomed again, and new housing followed. In recent years, the demand for new housing has spurred a tremendous amount of change in Ballard, with old, modest houses being replaced by large box houses and multi-family units. These changes threaten to alter the character and feeling of this historic neighborhood.


Ballard Historical Society Classic Home Tour guides.

Crowley, Walt. Seattle Neighborhoods: Ballard--Thumbnail History.  HistoryLink File # 983, accessed 6/1/16.

King County Tax Assessor Records, 1937-2014.  

McAlester, Virginia Savage.

A Field Guide to American Houses (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Alfred A> Knopf Press, 2013.

Oschsner, Jeffrey Karl

Shaping Seattle Architecture: A Historical Guide to the Architects. Seattle, WA: University of

Washington Press, 1994.

Passport to Ballard: The Centennial Story. Seattle, WA: Ballard News Tribune, 1988.

There is no Seattle building permit available for this house built in 1908.

According to the Seattle directory, Joseph W Sand lived in the house in 1910.  He was a mason, so it is possible that he was the owner and also the builder.

Starting in 1913 and continuing to 1940, Thomas H Haley and spouse Margaret Haley resided in the house.  Charles Haley, Dennis Haley, Edward Haley (spouse Anna), William Haley and Joseph Haley all lived in the house during at least part of that time period.  Apparently these were the children and daughter-in- law of Thomas and Margaret.
This two story colonial revival house has a hipped roof with a slight overhanging eave and a wide band of trim below. A full-width porch with classical columns extends over the front elevation. Front door is placed to the left, marked by a triangular pediment on the porch. All walls are covered with wood clapboards. Windows are one-over- one, two equidistant on the top story on both front and side elevations. First story windows are wider, situated directly below the upper story windows. A gabled one story unit on the back completes the rectangular plan. House sits above the street facing west on a mid-street lot surrounded by a lawn. Stone stairs that lead to the house are anteceded by two tall trees on the planting strip.

Detail for 7314 11TH AVE / Parcel ID 0461001100 / Inv # 0

Classication: District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Hip Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
: Slight
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 7314 11TH AVE / Parcel ID 0461001100 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jan 01, 1900

Photo taken Feb 01, 2016

Photo taken Feb 01, 2016
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