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Summary for 2223 NW 60TH ST NW / Parcel ID 2767603780 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Vernacular 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:

2223 (E) BAKER (ST)

2223 W 60TH ST

2223 NW 60TH ST

Jonas J and Nellie Green, of Norway and Sweden respectively, occupied the home for a period of time. Jonas was a carpenter in the shipbuilding industry. They lived in this home with their daughter Hattie and son Elemer. They also rented to three fisherman, of Norwegian descent, for a period of time. It appears their oldest daughter Jessie (Green) Armstrong and her husband Harry Armstrong owned the home after Jonas and Nellie. Jonas lived in the home with them for a period of time along with Henry Schurman as a boarder.

Polk Directory Excerpts:

1928 POLK: (2223 W 60TH ST) Green Jonas Su 0745

1940 POLK: (2223 W 60TH ST) Schurman Henry A (Golden Glow Distributing Co) agt Berger Distributing Co h 2223 W 60th

Property Card Excerpts:

PC: Miss Nellie Green owned home
This 1905 Farmhouse/Craftsman house in 1.5 stories and has a side-facing gable end and a large dormer centered on the front façade with a front-facing gable end. The roof is clad in asphalt shingles. The dormer has a full pediment, has two one-over-one light windows below the pediment, and is clad in a stripes of square and scalloped wood shingles. The side-facing gable end is also a full pediment with deep eaves along the bottom edge. The one-over-one light windows are located within the pediment. The gable end appears to have a similar mixture of square and scalloped wood shingles as the dormer. The remainder of the house is clad in horizontal board siding. A porch is located on the right side of the first floor and is inset under the main roof. The roof around the porch is supported by square wood posts. The porch is reached by two wood stairs and is surrounded by a low wall clad in horizontal board siding. The front door is accessed from the porch and a single pane window is located to the right of the door. A large window with a decorative, multi-pane portion across the top is located on the left side of the front façade. Multiple windows are visible on the side façade, including a bay window. A chimney is also visible from the side of the house.

Detail for 2223 NW 60TH ST NW / Parcel ID 2767603780 / 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 2223 NW 60TH ST NW / Parcel ID 2767603780 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jan 01, 1900

Photo taken Feb 01, 2016

Photo taken Feb 01, 2016
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