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Summary for 6501-6509 Roosevelt WAY / Parcel ID 9528103125 / Inv # RO015

Historic Name: none Common Name: Roosevelt Shops
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman Neighborhood: Roosevelt
Built By: Year Built: 1909
 
Significance
This building is a good example of adaptation over time to the changing character of a street and neighborhood. Built in 1909, the large Craftsman house was later remodeled to accommodate businesses on the first floor. This change occurred in 1924, and reflected the increasing importance of this intersection and the commercial district surrounding it. Nearby Roosevelt High School opened in 1922, followed by significant growth in both commercial and residential districts. NE 65th was also the main route to the growing Green Lake neighborhood to the west. The house was evidently simply raised to build the commercial addition underneath, leaving the house intact. It is largely unchanged from the 1924 alterations. As might be expected, the structure has housed a wide variety of small neighbor businesses over the years, including cafes, barbers, jewelers, dry cleaners, cobblers and, for many years, a sporting goods store. In the late 1930s a postal substation was one of the tenants.
 
Appearance
The 1-1/2 story front gable Craftsman house has a gabled dormer on the east elevation and, at the southwest corner, a half-width recessed entry porch with a gable roof. The house retains its characteristics Craftsman details, including extended rafter tails, knee braces, wide wood window surrounds with 1/1 double-hung sash, and clapboard siding. Below the house is a brick -clad commercial structure with three intact storefronts with large display windows with wood sash.

Detail for 6501-6509 Roosevelt WAY / Parcel ID 9528103125 / Inv # RO015

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two & ½
Unit Theme(s): Commerce, Community Planning/Development
Integrity
Changes to Plan: Slight
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.

Photo collection for 6501-6509 Roosevelt WAY / Parcel ID 9528103125 / Inv # RO015


Photo taken Aug 07, 2001
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