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Summary for 7353 15TH AVE / Parcel ID 751850-0945 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman Neighborhood: Crown Hill/Ballard
Built By: Year Built: 1919
 
Significance

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.









Department of Planning and Development Side Sewer Permit & Plat# A-2931 issued 5/7/19







(inspected 5/24/19) to owner,  J. Milos (sic)  and contractor  Oscar Grohon.







1923-1953 owner/occupant J. C. or Jas C Miles, according to 1923 City Directory, Polk







Directories 1928, 1938, 1943-44, 1951, & 1953







The  Polk Directory lists "Jas E. Miles (possibly a typo?) plant worker at the Carnation Co.







August 27, 2004 C. Michael & Joanne D Hoskins sold the home to Jeniffer Stetler







August 31, 2004 Anthony E Stetler recorded a Quit Claim Deed to Jeniffer Stetler as a Property







Settlement







November 22, 2005 Jeniffer M Stetler recorded a Quit Claim Deed to Anthony E Stetler as a







Divorce Settlement







February 19, 2015 Anthony E Stetler sold the home to Robert Lee Carlisle







March 23, 2015 Darby Jo Carlisle recorded a Quit Claim Deed to Robert L. Carlisle as a Property







Settlement, followed the same day as a Quit Claim Deed from Robert L Carlisle to 7353 15th LLC















References:





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.













 
Appearance








Constructed in 1919, this Craftsman-style building was constructed as a single-family dwelling, but has







since been converted to offices. This two-story building is square in plan, sits on a concrete foundation,







is clad with wood shingles, and has an asphalt clad cross-gabled roof with overhanging eaves, knee







braces, verge boards, and decorative bracing beneath the gable peaks. Cladding was originally all wood







shingle. The front façade includes a full façade porch with inlaid wood piers and closed rails and wing







walls. The entry door is symmetrically placed on the front façade, flanked by varying multi-paned







windows. Windows three-over-one double hung wood sash and smaller multi-pane casement windows.







This house has been minimally altered, and retains a high level of integrity.



Detail for 7353 15TH AVE / Parcel ID 751850-0945 / Inv # 0

Status:
Classication: Building 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: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Integrity
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 7353 15TH AVE / Parcel ID 751850-0945 / Inv # 0


Photo taken Feb 01, 2016

Photo taken Jan 01, 1900

Photo taken Feb 01, 2016
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