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Summary for 7354 18TH AVE / Parcel ID 7518502805 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: American Foursquare - Craftsman Neighborhood: Crown Hill/Ballard
Built By: Year Built: 1925

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.

Single Family craftsman built in 1925.

S. Smith is listed as the Owner of this property, Contractor G.A. Nilson.

The earliest known residents were Fred W. and Signa W. Binkie. At the time they moved in, in 1926, Fred was an enginer. But by 1927, interestingly enough, he is documented as a being a Barber. However, as early as 1928 the Binkies had moved and Fred resumed his position as an enginer. They moved away to Port Townsend and later still Bremerton.

Unfortunatly little information is found about the home's residences between 1929 - 1939, but by 1940 Arnold Turay resided here. Little information is known about Turay but one directory lists Turay as being one of many music teachers in the area. By 1948 he and supposed family had moved.


  • 1926 - 1948 Seattle Directories

Supplemental information:

  • Sewer Card

  • Archival photograph of home

  • Parcel Map from 1890


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 1925, this single story single-family Craftsman-style house is rectangular in plan, sits on a concrete foundation, is clad with horizontal wood siding and wood shingles beneath the gable peaks, and has an asphalt clad side-gabled roof with overhanging eaves, exposed rafters, knee braces, and verge boards. The front façade includes a full façade front porch with pairs of wood piers and open rail. Windows appear original. Above the porch is a small shed roof dormer with four small rectangular windows. This house has been minimally altered, and still retains all aspects of integrity.  

Detail for 7354 18TH AVE / Parcel ID 7518502805 / Inv # 0

Classication: District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan:
Structural System: No. of Stories: one & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 7354 18TH AVE / Parcel ID 7518502805 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Feb 01, 2016

Photo taken Feb 01, 2016
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