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Summary for 3233 NW 65TH ST NW / Parcel ID 6908200170 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: American Foursquare - Craftsman Neighborhood: Crown Hill/Ballard
Built By: Year Built: 1913

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.

Thorvald W. Hauff (Salesman for Tiedeman and Twigg) along with spouse Isabel and child Mabel lived there from 1922-1959. In 1960, Harvey Jacklns and spouse Dorothy moved in. Harvey was a President and Manager.  


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.

Built in 1913, the house at 3233 NW 65th Street is a Craftsman style home with hints of Tudor in its half-timbered second story. The home is nearly square in shape, side-gabled but with a large and prominent front-facing roof dormer. Across the front façade is a shallow gable-roofed porch supported by two square columns that meet a low wall around the porch. Several steps are located to one side of the porch and lead up to the slightly off-center front door; a standard size door with sidelights. A triple window and a double window flank the front door. A trim board effectively serves as top trip for both sets of windows and the door with sidelights. A wide beltcourse sits just below the porch and wraps all around the house. The gable ends of the house and its porch are detailed in half-timbering and accented with kneebraces. A trim board runs across the entire dormer façade and serves, again as with the porch elements, as upper trim for the two double-hung windows at the attic level. This trim board decoratively angles up slightly to a peak in the middle. A pop-out on one side of the house features a quartet of narrow double-hung windows with divided lites in their upper sashes. The house is clad in narrow clapboard siding at the first floor and stucco in-between the half-timbering at the attic level.

Detail for 3233 NW 65TH ST NW / Parcel ID 6908200170 / Inv # 0

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

Photo collection for 3233 NW 65TH ST NW / Parcel ID 6908200170 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Feb 01, 2016

Photo taken Feb 01, 2016
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