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Summary for 1914 Bigelow AVE / Parcel ID 692670-0449 / Inv #

Historic Name: Kingsbury Apartments Common Name:
Style: Tudor Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1928
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).
Although this building looks much like a large single-family house and is located in an area of predominantly single-family homes, it was built as an apartment building in 1928. Many small apartment buildings appeared in such neighborhoods during the teens and 20s, and this is a small enclave with several such buildings. The architect was Albert A. Geiser, who designed several nearby houses and apartments. The owner and builder, H. Arthur Bakenhus, was a contractor who also built several other Queen Anne homes. The building was noted in the city-wide historic resources survey done in the 1970s.
This small Tudor Revival apartment building has a gable and wing form, with a projecting gabled entry bay in the center of the façade and a second gable to the north. The primary cladding is red brick with stucco half-timbering in all the gable ends. The entry bay is ornate, with an arched opening to a small enclosed porch; above is a group of four casement windows with leaded diamond-pane glass. The oak door has a fanlight and sidelights. The gabled wing to the north has a pair of small eight-over-eight windows on the second floor and two fixed pane windows on the first floor. There is also a small dormer with one small window. Most windows elsewhere are 12-light leaded casements, either singly or in groups of three or four. Windows toward the rear are eight-over-one sash. The building sits high above the street, with a stairs curving through a rockery from the corner to the entry porch; the northwest corner has a fenced private patio. A garage with four doors is located beneath the building, accessed by a driveway on the south side.

Detail for 1914 Bigelow AVE / Parcel ID 692670-0449 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick, Stucco 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: two & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
City of Seattle DCLU Microfilm Records.
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.

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