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Summary for 7036 18TH AVE / Parcel ID 7518502530 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: American Foursquare - Craftsman Neighborhood: Crown Hill/Ballard
Built By: Year Built: 1916

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.

The original owner, John Peterson, and his contractor, J. Ruthe, were issued Permit & Plat# 24952 for a side sewer by the Department of Planning and Development on 1/11/17 (inspected 1/19/1917).

1931 to 1953 Elmer Nylin was the owner/occupant according to the 1931, 1938,1943-44, 1951, and 1953 Polk Reverse directories.  From 1959 to 1965 the directories list Elmer Nylin and his wife, Astrid C.

December 7, 2000 Wayne D. Wichern and Fulton J Randall recorded a Quit Claim Deed from and to themselves.  On December 19, 2000 they sold the house to Jonathan D. Gross.

July 31, 2003 Jonathan D. Gross recorded another Quit Claim Deed between Kristin E. Likus and himself to establish Community Property.


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.


Constructed in 1916, this single-family Craftsman-style house is rectangular in plan, sits on a concrete foundation, is clad with horizontal wood siding, and has a low-pitched front gabled, asphalt-clad roof supported by exposed kneeboards. The front (east) façade is dominated by a three-part window unit beneath the gale peak. The entry, at the southeast corner of the house, is accessed by cast-in-place concrete steps flanked by stepped brick wing walls. The entry itself is on the south end of the house, within a cutaway porch that is protected by a flat pergola roof with exposed rafters, supported by wood piers on brick pedestals. A small rectangular window at the basement level is on the front elevation. A detached single-car garage constructed in 1940 sits at the rear of the property.

It appears that this house has not been significantly altered, and it retains most aspects of integrity.

Detail for 7036 18TH AVE / Parcel ID 7518502530 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 7036 18TH AVE / Parcel ID 7518502530 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Feb 01, 2016

Photo taken Feb 01, 2016
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