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Summary for 552-554 Ward ST / Parcel ID 545830-0739 / Inv #

Historic Name: Fourplex Common Name:
Style: Colonial - Colonial Revival Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1906
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.
In the opinion of the survey, this property is located in a potential historic districe (National and/or local).
This building is notable as one of the last remaining example of the small multifamily structures that developed in the lower Queen Anne area between 1880 and 1910. These small buildings were precursors to the larger apartment buildings that began to appear around Queen Anne about the time this structure was built. This fourplex, built in 1906, has a simple but now unusual form, essentially two mirror-image Colonial-influenced townhouses with front gable roofs and bays. A similar building, with only two units, is just to the east. The building appears to be largely intact except that the windows have all been replaced with modern aluminum sash.
This fourplex has the form of two duplexes joined together. The roof has two front gables with a flat valley between. In each gable end is a louver, replacing the original lattice window; there is a scalloped bracket at the end of the eave on each side. A shed-roofed porch extends across the center of the first floor, connecting two gabled bays. The porch has two square columns, two entrances and wood stairways. Cladding is primarily clapboard with cornerboards and fishscale shingles in the gable ends. A cornice separates the materials, and there are also narrow belt courses below the windows on each floor and at the water table. The windows have been replaced with aluminum sash, set in the original wood surrounds. The west elevation has a small shingled eyebrow dormer.

Detail for 552-554 Ward ST / Parcel ID 545830-0739 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Block
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:
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: Moderate
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.

Photo collection for 552-554 Ward ST / Parcel ID 545830-0739 / Inv #

Photo taken Aug 30, 2004
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