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Summary for 6266 FLORA AVE / Parcel ID 2734101005 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Perry and Eura Barker House Common Name:
Style: Vernacular Neighborhood: Georgetown
Built By: Year Built: 1910
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.

Based on field work conducted in September 2014, this historic property retains its relationship to the streetscape, historic building form and a sufficient amount of exterior historic building fabric (design features, cladding and/or window sash/openings) to contribute to the distinct character of the Georgetown neighborhood.

This is a particularly well-preserved historic property that appears to possess architectural and/or historic significance. This property has been rehabilitated and is in good condition. It exhibits no substantive changes to the design character since it was identified in the 1997 HRI project.

This property is associated with the residential and commercial building boom in Georgetown which occurred between 1890 and 1916. Fueled by the construction of the Seattle Brewing and Malting Company’s new brewing facility after the turn of the century and the arrival of foreign immigrants, especially German and Italian, Georgetown came to rely more on its commercial and industrial bases rather than agricultural. With the increase of industry and business, Georgetown had grown in population from 1,913 in 1900 to approximately 7,000 by 1910 as families located themselves near its factories and other places of employment. The original owner/builder of this residence has not been identified. It is known that Perry (and Eura) Barker, a boxmaker, owned the house and resided here from 1918 until 1924.
A generally intact and well preserved example of a side gable vernacular house type. This small house type was commonly constructed throughout the American West during the later half of the 19th C and the early decades of the 20th C. This example exhibits modest design features and common historic building fabric associated with residential design modes during the late 19th C: a one-story cottage form with symmetrically placed entry porch and fenestration, and standard tall, narrow (1/1) double-hung windows. The house is clad with original rustic siding and clapboard skirting and includes corner boards, gable and eave trim. It includes modest features drawn from the popular early 20th C. Bungalow design mode: a full width projecting entry porch with gable roof and kneebraces supported by tapered columns. The footprint of the principal gable portion of the house is approx. 15’x 26’ and there are two small historic rear additions or wings. Exterior alterations of note include the removal of the chimney and some windows An older garage is also situated on the site.

Detail for 6266 FLORA AVE / Parcel ID 2734101005 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood - Clapboard, Wood - Drop siding Foundation(s): Unknown
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: T-Shape
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Community Planning/Development
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Plan: 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 6266 FLORA AVE / Parcel ID 2734101005 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Apr 25, 1997

Photo taken Sep 18, 2014
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