In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the National Register of Historic Places.
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
This Tudor Revival style single-family residence is in the Uptown neighborhood. Building permit 294195 was issued in 1930 to construct the building. The estimated cost was $3,500. Permit 477415 issued in 1959 was to replace existing doors and windows; the construction value was estimated at $200. In 1962 furnace work was done and a gas furnace installed in 1964.
Polk directories listed Louis and Ragna (Regna) Ellingson in 1931 as the first residents. The couple moved to the house from 1119 Fifth Avenue N. Louis worked as a trainman with the Municipal Street Railway System. The Ellingsons were listed through 1944. From 1948 through 1964, Byron P. Walker was listed as the resident. In 1965, Eliza M. Walker was listed as the resident instead of Byron. Eliza remained through 1970. In 1971 through 1975, Gail B. Walker was listed as the resident.
The 1930 census listed Louis Ellingson has born ca. 1884 in Norway and immigrated in 1901. Regna was born ca. 1892 in Minnesota to Norwegian parents. The couple had three children: Mildred I (born ca. 1915), Karen (born ca. 1918), and Lorraine (born ca. 1922). The family moved to Seattle from Minnesota between 1918 and 1922. John Ellingson (born ca. 1890), Louis’s brother, was also listed as living with the family. He worked as a cod fish fisherman. Louis’s other brother, Ellingh, also born ca. 1904 in Norway, lived with the family and worked as a laborer at a lumber mill.
The 1930 census listed Byron Walker as born ca. 1875 in Illinois. At the time he lived at 1342 E 62nd Street in Seattle and owned the house. He worked as an engineer with the Chicago Milwaukee and Saint Paul Railroad. He was married to Elizabeth Walker, who was born ca. 1884 in Kansas. The couple had three children: Norman E. (born ca. 1905), Gail (born ca. 1908), and Lovah (born ca. 1912). The couple moved to Seattle from Arkansas between 1905 and 1911. In 1930, Norman worked as a teacher at a public school in Seattle and was married to Leone M (born ca. 1905 in Iowa). In 1930, Gail worked as a painter. Lovah worked as a stenographer with a lumber company.
The building retains good integrity and is a good example of a Tudor Revival-style single-family residence and associated with the Ellingson and Walker families.
City of Seattle DCLU Microfilm Records.
Jeffrey Karl Ochsner, ed., Shaping Seattle Architecture: A Guide to the Architects (Seattle, University of Washington Press: 2014), 2nd edition.
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938–1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890–1996.
Year: 1930; Census Place: Seattle, King, Washington; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 0407; FHL microfilm: 2342231
Year: 1930; Census Place: Seattle, King, Washington; Page: 31B; Enumeration District: 0020; FHL microfilm: 2342226