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Summary for 1757 NW 60TH ST NW / Parcel ID 2767603490 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Vernacular Neighborhood: Crown Hill/Ballard
Built By: Year Built: 1915

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.

Ole Moberg (boat builder), Sivert Sagstad and spouse Louise. Moberg/Sagstad lived there from before 1916 through 1920.  

Henry Fredricks lived there in 1935.

In 1991 Robert and Patricia Kinzing bought and in 2005 sold to Justin and Cynthia Kozu. They set it up as a multi-family dwelling in 2007 and sold to Tang and Wong in 2014 for $580k.
The house at 1757 NW 60th Street was built in 1902 and represents the type of simple, classic farmhouse or early Victorian style home that was common in Ballard at the turn of the century. The tall one and one half story house is arranged in a shallow L-shape with gable roofs. The front façade includes a hipped-roof front porch, enclosed as early as the 1930s, but possibly originally built as an open porch. The roof has a shallow overhang with Classical returns on the gable ends. A wide trim board follows the roof line all around the house. Windows at the attic level are “hung” from a trim board that extends across each gable façade. The windows are narrow, double-hung, with single lite sashes. The trim on each upper sash includes a decorative extension at each end—a small S-curved trim. The exterior cladding is primarily narrow clapboard siding, although an ornamental triangle of fish scale shingles clad the upper portion of each gable end at the attic level. The front door is topped with a transom window, and the door itself is located at the west end of the porch.

Detail for 1757 NW 60TH ST NW / Parcel ID 2767603490 / 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 1757 NW 60TH ST NW / Parcel ID 2767603490 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jan 01, 1900

Photo taken Feb 01, 2016

Photo taken Feb 01, 2016
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