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Summary for 815 6TH AVE / Parcel ID 5458300570 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1910
 
Significance

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 Craftsman style duplex residence is in the Uptown neighborhood. Polk directories list Alice Fox, widow of Joseph J. Fox, as a resident by 1935; she was listed as the building owner by 1936. Alice lived in the house through 1953. By 1951 Carl Mosegaard lived in the house, remaining through 1965. In 1953, Jack H. Schunk lived in 815-1/2 and in 1954 Lawrence A. Swan was listed as a resident at 815-1/2. By August of 1963, Pete P. Ozey owned the building. In 1966 Wallace James was listed as the resident with Pete Ozey in 815-1/2. In 1966 Warren Badley purchased the building. In 1967, Earl S. Southard moved into the house and remained through 1975.

The building retains good integrity and is a good representative of a Craftsman style, early 1900s duplex building.

References:

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.

 
Appearance

Constructed ca. 1910, this one-and-a-half-story duplex bungalow fronts Sixth Avenue N. The site slopes downward from north to south. The building has a rectangular plan and currently functions as a multi-unit apartment.

A front gable roof shelters interior spaces. The front facade features a striking detail—three front facing gables and associated triangular knee braces, which is not a frequently seen composition in the neighborhood. Wood shingles clad the roof, which features broad eave and gable overhangs with exposed rafter ends. Prominent triangular knee braces support the gable end overhangs. Gable ends feature broad barge boards with narrow rake moldings. An exterior side wall brick chimney services the building. A single cross gable projects off the south side of the main roof slope.

A concrete foundation supports the platform frame structure. Clapboard with mitered outer corners clads the building. A water table wraps the building at the basement to first story transition with a prominent frieze at the first story to half story transition. Shingles clad the gable ends and the basement level. Shingles at the basement level are coursed in wide and narrow bands and have an outward flare in the courses just above the concrete foundation. Pairs of oriel bays (cantilevered) project on the north side, south side, and front facade, with rounded outer ends on the exposed framing below each oriel.

Windows consist of paired and single 1:1 wood sash units with transomed windows on the front facade, and a 12:1 sash in the front half story gable end. The transom portion features decorative muntins. Smaller single-sash casement units also feature decorative muntins. Mullions separate the paired units. Window openings have wood sills and casings.

Entrances consist of a recessed front porch and rear stoop. A front basement entrance provides access to the basemen level via a multi-lite wood sash door.

The recessed front porch features short piers above a low, solid railing, which is clad with clapboard.

The rear entrance consists of a recessed stoop off the northwest corner. An outer post supports the roof above. A low open railing extends around the stoop. A multi-panel wood door provides access to the interior.

Alterations include new front stairs, removing the former shingled cheek walls and replacing them with the existing railings. In 1930 the furnace room received lath and plaster finish. A former detached rear garage was removed.

Detail for 815 6TH AVE / Parcel ID 5458300570 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Multiple Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Integrity
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Other: Moderate
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 815 6TH AVE / Parcel ID 5458300570 / Inv # 0


Photo taken Jan 01, 1900

Photo taken Feb 27, 2018

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