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Summary for 6202 22ND AVE / Parcel ID 276760-1885 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Vernacular 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.

This 8 unit apartment building is located on the southeast corner of NW 62nd St and 22nd Ave NW.  It

has been identified as both 6202 22nd Ave NW and as 2056 NW 62nd St.

Building permit #74218 was issued in April, 1909 (or possibly 1907).  The microfilm is inadequate and

scarcely legible, but it appears to include both the 22nd Ave NW address and the NW 62nd St address.

The cost of the “2 story frame building’” was established as $1200.

The signature of the owner on the permit appears to be M Albertson.  According to the city directory,

various Albertsons were shown as living in the building over the next decades.  Matthias Albertson was

living there in 1919.

Despite the number of people who must have lived in this 8 unit building over the years, the Seattle

Times archives provides no information other than birth announcements, marriage certificates and

youth sport activities.


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.


This 8-unit wood frame apartment building is two stories high and has a flat roof with eaves. Unadorned brackets are present below the eave.  A decorative trim emphasizes the corners and base of the building. Entry to the building is through a receded elevated door on the west façade. Wide 3-panel sliding vinyl windows flank the door, one to the left and two to the right. Upper level has four sliding windows, two wide on the sides and two slightly smaller ones on the center.  South elevation has an array of sliding and 1-over-1 sash windows, plus an entry door to an individual unit. All windows have a wide wood casing. All upper level windows have fixed shutters on the sides. A wood staircase on the north elevation leads to a later added second story covered hallway. The building is situated on a southwest corner lot with an adjacent shared garden to the north.

Detail for 6202 22ND AVE / Parcel ID 276760-1885 / Inv # 0

Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Unknown Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat with Eaves Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Rolled
Building Type: Domestic - Multiple Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s):
Changes to Windows: Moderate
Changes to Original Cladding: Extensive
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 6202 22ND AVE / Parcel ID 276760-1885 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Feb 01, 2016

Photo taken Feb 01, 2016

Photo taken Jan 01, 1900
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