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Summary for 1725 NW 64TH ST NW / Parcel ID 2767601080 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Colonial - Colonial Revival Neighborhood: Crown Hill/Ballard
Built By: Year Built: 1909

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 building permit available for this house.  There is, however, a permit, #84090, to “Build woodshed 10 x 14” issued in the same year the house was built.

The shed was valued at $30.

The name of the property owner was C Denend.

The permit is hand written and the microfilm is of poor quality.

The permit was issued on “11-16- 9”.

The Seattle city directory showed that Charles, Cora, Eliza (spouse), Opal and Samuel Denend lived at this address in 1910.  In 1916, Orley Dened also lived there.
This 2-story Colonial Revival house has a cross-gabled roof and clapboard cladding. Roof is formed by a side gable crossed by two front gables. A projecting hipped partial porch extends across the eastern two-thirds of the façade, supported by three square columns with capitols. The wide band of trim that runs below the eave overhang stops at the gables where windows are placed slightly above the cornice line, a pair of 1-over-1 sash window on the centered front gable and a single 1-over-1 on the western front gable. Windows on the first floor to the left and right of the door are wood sash windows with an elongated hexagonal pattern on the upper sashes. The east elevation has a 1-story protruding bay with windows and a pair of 1-over-1 windows in each story of the side gable. House sits slightly above the street on a mid-street lot facing north with vegetation at the front and a lawn on the back. Two dense trees on the planting strip frame the house. A concrete driveway on the left leads to a detached garage at the rear.

Detail for 1725 NW 64TH ST NW / Parcel ID 2767601080 / Inv # 0

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

Photo collection for 1725 NW 64TH ST NW / Parcel ID 2767601080 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Feb 01, 2016

Photo taken Feb 01, 2016

Photo taken Jan 01, 1900
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