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Summary for 1115 & 1119 NE 43rd ST NE / Parcel ID 1142000775 / Inv # UD062

Historic Name: Carol and Roberta Apartments Common Name:
Style: Other Neighborhood: University
Built By: Eric C. Rising, architect Year Built: 1929
The Carol and Roberta Apartments were designed by Eric C. Rising and constructed in 1929. The pair of buildings are symmetrical, with a courtyard garden in between. These apartments are significant as a pair of identical buildings constructed at the same time. The architect Eric C. Rising was born in Stockholm, Sweden and moved to the United States around 1900. He received his architectural degree from the Pratt Institute in New York City. While working in New York City, he helped to design the steel structure of Yankee Stadium. Rising moved to Seattle in 1920, where in 1923 he worked on the structural design of the Dexter Horton Building. Rising was the architect for many Seattle buildings, including the Mayflower Hotel and the Maxwell building. Eric C. Rising retired from the architectural firm Naramore Bain Brady & Johanson in 1979.
The Carol and Roberta Apartments are two three-story apartment buildings that form a symmetrical pair. The entrances are recessed and are surrounded by Collegiate Gothic style cast stone decoration. Above each entrance, on the second and third floor are single paired windows. The entrances are flanked on one side by one pair of paired double-hung windows that form a three-story bay. On the other side are three pairs of double-hung windows that are topped by a simple cornice with a pediment.

Detail for 1115 & 1119 NE 43rd ST NE / Parcel ID 1142000775 / Inv # UD062

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick, Terra cotta Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat Roof Material(s): Other
Building Type: Domestic - Multiple Family Plan: Irregular
Structural System: Masonry - Unreinforced No. of Stories: three
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.
"Designer Eric Rising dies at 95." Seattle Times, November 21, 1987.

Photo collection for 1115 & 1119 NE 43rd ST NE / Parcel ID 1142000775 / Inv # UD062

Photo taken Jan 22, 2002

Photo taken Jan 22, 2002
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