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Summary for 3041 NW 72ND ST NW / Parcel ID 2872101860 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: American Foursquare - Craftsman Neighborhood: Crown Hill/Ballard
Built By: Year Built: 1915

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. 

Ezra Rose, Jennie Rose, Morris Boss (laborers) lived in home 1916, 1917. Morris Rossi moved in 1918.

R and Nettie Chas lived in home 1919. R was a ‘Teamster’.

Zoola (packer), Soren, Shirley, Katherine (a pianist) Bronniche lived in home 1921-1954.

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Michael and Sandra J Matson sold to Kevin Carrabine 1988.
The house at 3041 NW 72nd Street was built in 1912 as a one-story Craftsman bungalow. The front-facing shallow-pitched roof faces the street. In the 1930s, there was a shed-roofed porch across the front façade supported by three square columns resting on brick or concrete pier supports (difficult to see from the photo) and a low railing composed on square balusters. This has since been replaced with a gable-roofed porch supported by just two columns and two short segments of railing. The front door is located directly under the porch and a triple window graces the front façade. The exterior is clad in narrow clapboard siding at the first floor and shingles at the attic level. House trim includes simple knee-braces, wide bargeboards at the gables, and plain trim around the windows and door. A shallow pop-out on one side adds space to the interior.

Detail for 3041 NW 72ND ST NW / Parcel ID 2872101860 / Inv # 0

Classication: District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan:
Structural System: No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 3041 NW 72ND ST NW / Parcel ID 2872101860 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Feb 01, 2016

Photo taken Feb 01, 2016
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