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Summary for 706 NE 43rd ST NE / Parcel ID 4092300425 / Inv # UD038

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Vernacular Neighborhood: University
Built By: Year Built: 1901
This is one of the earliest extant houses in the University District, constructed in about 1901. Although the building was moved in 1926, and has an addition in the rear and a small addition in the front, it still retains its basic vernacular farmhouse character. The building was moved from the northeast corner of 9th Avenue NE and NE 45th Street, probably to make way for a commercial structure. At the time it was moved, a chimney extension and an outside fireplace were constructed and the contour of the roof was altered some. The owner of the building in 1926 was G.N. Bailey. Later owners included Clarence O. Nelson (1938), George H. Schlitter (1941) and Sarah L. McCandless (1942).
This simple vernacular house has an L-shaped plan, with one story extensions (probably additions) on the south (main) and north elevations. It has a gable front and a porch that may have been altered when the building was moved. The north extension may have been added in 1926 when the house was moved. The house is clad in clapboard, with wood shingles on the upper portion of the gable ends. The windows are wood double hung windows, with multiple panes in the upper sash, except on the second floor, where new windows have been installed. The attic vent on the gable end (south elevation) has been changed slightly from an arched to a rectangular shape. There is a small rear porch and an exterior chimney on the east elevation.

Detail for 706 NE 43rd ST NE / Parcel ID 4092300425 / Inv # UD038

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

Photo collection for 706 NE 43rd ST NE / Parcel ID 4092300425 / Inv # UD038

Photo taken Feb 04, 2002
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