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Summary for 902 NE 42nd ST NE / Parcel ID 1145000246 / Inv # UD066

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: American Foursquare Neighborhood: University
Built By: Year Built: 1908
This American Foursquare was built in 1908. It is significant as an interesting design of the American Foursquare, with its symmetrical first floor columns at both ends of the main elevation supporting the second floor. The architect and/or builder are unknown. Early ownership is unknown. It was owned by Jules and Mary Mignerey from 1917 to 1938. The house appears to be based on V.W. Voorhees Design No. 91 from the Western Home Builder, Sixth Edition, which was a popular design and is found in other homes in the University District (4717 19th Ave NE).
This two and a half story American Foursquare is situated on a lot facing south. The house is clad in narrow clapboard siding and has a hipped roof. The front entrance is located on the east corner of the front elevation; a fairly massive column supports the second story on the corner. Next to the front entrance is a window with decorative leaded glass. In the corner opposite the front porch there is another fairly massive column that compliments the porch column. The second story front elevation has two corner box bay windows also with leaded glass and supported with decorative brackets. A small, three-part window is centered on the second story front elevation. The third story has four gabled doors each with two multi-paned windows. A brick chimney is located in the middle of the west facing elevation. The front porch has been modified, with original stairs and porch railing removed. A frame garage was added in 1912. The house was converted to a duplex in 1968 and a rear addition was added in 1981.

Detail for 902 NE 42nd ST NE / Parcel ID 1145000246 / Inv # UD066

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Hip 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): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Plan: Moderate
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.

Photo collection for 902 NE 42nd ST NE / Parcel ID 1145000246 / Inv # UD066

Photo taken Jan 29, 2002
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