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Summary for 8011 29TH AVE / Parcel ID 813270-0210 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Vernacular Neighborhood: Crown Hill/Ballard
Built By: Year Built: 1918

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.

April 11, 1931 the Department of Planning and Development issued Permit & Plat# D-1626

(inspected 5/1/31) to the owner,  R. J. Rennebolm  and his contractor.  Gust Johnson.

Francis G. Lingenbrink occupied the home from1938 to 1953, and with his wife, Dorothy L., from 1959 to

1965.  Source:  1938, 1943-44, 1951, & 1953 Polk Reverse Directories.

The house was sold by Samuel E. Enfield on October 8, 1998 to Prudential Residential Services, and on

the same date, Prudential Residential Services sold the house to Dhillon Navdeep Singh.

January 13, 2003 Community Property was Established by a Quit Claim Deed between Dhillon Navdeep

Singh, and Ameen K and Dhillon Navdeep Singh.


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.


Constructed in 1918, this 1.5 story Craftsman-style single-family house is largely rectangular in plan and

sits on a concrete block foundation, is clad with horizontal wood siding, and has an asphalt-clad front

gabled roof with flared verge boards. The front facade includes a projecting gabled roof entry vestibule

with closed rails and wood piers, accessed by wood stairs. Two replacement fixed-pane single-light

windows are located on the front façade. On the second story, beneath the gable peak, is a pair of

replacement vinyl windows. Secondary facades include similar windows and aa large exterior brick

chimney, which extends from a gable detail. Although some windows have been replaced, this house

has only seen minor alterations and exhibits many aspects of integrity.

Detail for 8011 29TH AVE / Parcel ID 813270-0210 / Inv # 0

Classication: District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Block
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one & ½
Unit Theme(s):
: Slight
Changes to Windows:
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 8011 29TH AVE / Parcel ID 813270-0210 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jan 01, 1900

Photo taken Feb 01, 2016

Photo taken Feb 01, 2016
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