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Summary for 1621 Warren AVE / Parcel ID 081000-0150 / Inv #

Historic Name: Newell, John & Ida, House Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1913
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 large Craftsman house was built in 1913 by John W. Cook, a building contractor living nearby at 315 John Street. It is a good example of the Craftsman style, and may have been constructed from a plan book. It was probably built on speculation, and the original owner is not known. By 1928 it was owned by John W. Newell and his wife Ida, who remained here until 1962. Later owners included Peter and Beverly James (1960s-70s) and Steven Arai, a prominent local architect, and his wife Joanie (1970s-80s).
This large front-gabled Craftsman house has a full-width gabled porch and large gabled dormers are on the east and west elevations. The two tapered piers and the entire balustrade on the porch are clinker brick. The Craftsman-style front door has twelve-light sidelights, with a single large window to the north (perhaps a repalcement). All gables have prominent knee braces, pointed bargeboards and extended rafter tails, distinctive elements of the Craftsman style. The upper story is stucco with half timbering detail, with wood shingle cladding on the lower story. The north elevation has a square gabled popout bay with four tall one-over-one windows. Most other windows are of the same type, mostly in groups of two or three. Some newer casement windows are on the rear of the second floor, and the basement windows are glass block.

Detail for 1621 Warren AVE / Parcel ID 081000-0150 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick - Clinker, Stucco, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Windows: Slight
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 1621 Warren AVE / Parcel ID 081000-0150 / Inv #

Photo taken Sep 27, 2004
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