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Summary for 1535 9th AVE / Parcel ID 186060-0765 / Inv #

Historic Name: Saul, William and Florence, House Common Name:
Style: American Foursquare- Colonial Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1912
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 is a particularly ornate example of the American Foursquare or Classic Box, one of Seattle's most popular residential styles during the first quarter of the 20th century. It may well have been based on a pattern book design, as many similar designs are found in books such as the Western Home Builder published in Seattle by Victor Voorhees. A wealthy owner could easily build upon or add ornament to the basic form to make a more elaborate house, as is seen here. It was built in 1912, but the builder and original owner are not known. The first known owners were Wiliam F. Saul, the president of the Purity Ice Cream Company, and his wife Florence, who purchased the house in 1915 and lived here until the 1940s. Through the 1950s-60s it was owned by John Hennes, who made an 8 x 12 foot addition in 1950. Some alterations, including a rear garage/carport and deck were made in 1998 by owners J'Amy Owens and Ken Treiger.
This large Foursquare house is surrounded by very large trees, making it difficult to see. It has a hipped roof with hipped dormers on the front and both side elevations; the front corners project from the roof, emphasizing the roof. The eaves are distinctive, being very deep with flat brackets, which are also found on the full-width front porch. The porch is very solid in appearance, with large wood piers supporting a second-story deck. Both the porch and the upper deck have balustrades with turned balusters; the upper deck has solid sections alternating with the open balustrade. A second small porch is in front of the dormer on the main façade, with turned balusters and a French door opening onto it. The entry door and the sidelights have leaded beveled glass, while other windows throughout have wood lattice transoms. The north elevation has a popout bay with six tall narrow windows. The south elevation has two small enclosed porches, one toward the front, containing a secondary entry, and a two-story sunporch at the southwest corner.

Detail for 1535 9th AVE / Parcel ID 186060-0765 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Hip Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Plan: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: 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.

Photo collection for 1535 9th AVE / Parcel ID 186060-0765 / Inv #

Photo taken Jan 18, 2003
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