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Summary for 7726 10TH AVE / Parcel ID 937630-1880 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Ranch - Minimal Traditional Neighborhood: Crown Hill/Ballard
Built By: Year Built: 1940

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.

The house at 7726 10th NW was built by the owner Anton O'Neil in 1940.  Anton F. and Bernice

M. O'Neil lived in the house from 1940 to at least 1975, maybe later.  He was a clerk at the Post

Office.  The current owner is Patricia L. Jolin.


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: 12

Plat Lot: POR

Constructed in 1940, this one story single-family house minimal traditional-style house is rectangular in

plan, sits on a concrete foundation, is clad in horizontal wood with vertical wood accents beneath the

gable peaks, and has a asphalt-clad side-gabled roof. There is a brick chimney dominating the east

façade. The entry is symmetrically placed on the front façade, accessed by five concrete steps. of the

house, and is accessed by three concrete steps.  Windows have horizontally-divided wood panes,

covered by aluminum storm windows. There is a single car attached garage. This house has been

somewhat altered and retains some aspects of integrity.

Detail for 7726 10TH AVE / Parcel ID 937630-1880 / Inv # 0

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

Photo collection for 7726 10TH AVE / Parcel ID 937630-1880 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jan 01, 1900

Photo taken Feb 01, 2016

Photo taken Feb 01, 2016
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