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Summary for 2107 NW 65TH ST NW / Parcel ID 2767600255 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Other Neighborhood: Crown Hill/Ballard
Built By: Year Built: 1904

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.

Alternate Addresses:

2107 (E) SHIP (ST) (?)

2107 W 65TH ST

2107 NW 65TH ST

According to the property cards it appears that Julius Jacobson and Chas Jacobson occupied the home at one time. Notes indicate that ownership of the home changed between the two during a probate hearing.

Gerald K Berg, a Fireman with the Seattle Fire Department, occupied the home for a period of time starting as early as 1940 through at latest 1953, according to the Polk Directory and the property cards on file.

Polk Directory Excerpts:

1928 POLK: (2107 W 65TH ST) Jacobson Julius Su 0695

1940 POLK: (2107 W 65TH ST) Berg Gerald K (Kath) firemn SFD h 2107 W 65th

Property Card Excerpts:

PC: Julius Jacobson owned home (08/05/35 lost home by probate?) (wife Chas Jacobson?)

PC: Gerald K. Berg owned home (04/02/53)

This ca. 1904 Farmhouse is 1.5 stories and has a side-facing gable roof clad in asphalt shingles. The house is clad in horizontal board siding. The gable end has eave returns and two adjacent one-over-one-light windows. A porch extends the width of the front façade and has a hip roof clad in asphalt shingles. The porch roof is supported by turned columns and has a railing on three sides with spindles. The front door is centrally located and accessed from the porch. One one-over-one light window is located on either side of the front door. A single one-over-one-light window is located on the first floor of the visible side façade. A back wing with a gable roof is only partially visible from the street.

Detail for 2107 NW 65TH ST NW / Parcel ID 2767600255 / Inv # 0

Classication: District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, 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 2107 NW 65TH ST NW / Parcel ID 2767600255 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Feb 01, 2016

Photo taken Jan 01, 1900

Photo taken Feb 01, 2016
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