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Summary for 2806 NW 60TH ST NW / Parcel ID 755080-0075 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: American Foursquare 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.

There is no Seattle building permit available for this house that was built in 1908.

The Seattle city directory shows that Bertha Enos lived in the house in 1910.  Charles Knosher and

Cjarles Knosher Jr. also lived in this

house in 1910.  Because the Knoshers were still in the house as late as 1922, I assume they bought the

house in 1910 from Bertha Enos.  Also

living in the house were Charles’ wife Martha and Charles Jr.’s wife Violet.


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.



PLat Block: 1

Plat Lot: 13-14

This American Foursquare has 2.5 stories and a flared hipped roof with hipped dormers on the front,

back and side (east). A projecting flat roof porch wraps the southeast corner of the house. Below the

porch of the front elevation is the single-window paneled door and a window. Cladding is wood

clapboard with a wide belt course between stories. Dormers house pairs of diamond patterned

casement windows. The same pattern adorns smaller casement windows below the dormers and upper

sashes in some of the other windows. A protruding one story bay on the west elevation houses three 1-

over-1 windows. House sits above the street on a southwest corner lot facing south. A long curved

concrete pathway leads to the house that is surrounded by a garden with dense vegetation. A double

detached garage with a flared hipped roof is accessible though the side street.

Detail for 2806 NW 60TH ST NW / Parcel ID 755080-0075 / Inv # 0

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

Photo collection for 2806 NW 60TH ST NW / Parcel ID 755080-0075 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Feb 01, 2016

Photo taken Feb 01, 2016

Photo taken Jan 01, 1900
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