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Summary for 1102 NW 64TH ST NW / Parcel ID 2767600765 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman Neighborhood: Crown Hill/Ballard
Built By: Year Built: 1905

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:

1102 (E) NORTH (ST)

1102 W 64TH ST

1102 NW 64TH ST

George and Nellie Calligan owned the home for a period of time and lived there with their daughter, Marjorie and son, Thomas. George worked both as a laborer at a local saw mill and a truck driver who moved to Seattle from Maine.

Marjorie Calligan occupied the home for a period of time.

Polk Directory Excerpts:

1928 POLK: (1102 W 64TH ST) Calligan Marjorie Su 5447

1940 POLK: (1102 W 64TH ST) Calligan Marjorie bkpr Geo W Rourke r 1102 W 64th

Property Card Excerpts:

PC: Nellie Calligan owned home (04/24/39)

PC: Martius (sp?) Pederson owned home (02/54)


This ca. 1905 Craftsman house is 1.5 stories and has a side-facing gable roof clad in asphalt shingles. A large dormer with a double front-facing gable (forming an “M”) is located on the front façade. The dormer has deep eaves with three brackets per gable, two one-over-one light windows, and wood shingle cladding. The gable dormer may be a more recent addition. A porch extends the full width of the front façade and is entirely under the main roof. The roof along with porch is supported by large square columns with brackets. The porch is reached by seven wood stairs and is surrounded by a wood railing with square balusters. The front door is located off-center and accessed from the front porch. A single, fixed pane window is located on one side of the door and a larger, tripartite window is located on the other side. A number of windows, a number of one-over-one light windows and three single-light windows, are located on the side façade. A brick chimney is also visible from the side of the house. The house is located up a slight slope from the road. The yard features a set of concrete steps leading up to the wood porch steps.

Detail for 1102 NW 64TH ST NW / Parcel ID 2767600765 / 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: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
: Slight
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 1102 NW 64TH ST NW / Parcel ID 2767600765 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jan 01, 1900

Photo taken Feb 01, 2016

Photo taken Feb 01, 2016
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