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Summary for 3219 10th AVE / Parcel ID 701520-0045 / Inv #

Historic Name: Galeno, Fred & Amelia, House Common Name:
Style: Spanish - Mediterranean Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1927
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 Mediterranean-influenced house is one of several such houses built in Queen Anne Park in 1926-27. It has several characteristics of the Spanish Eclectic style, including stucco cladding, a red tile roof, arched windows and a wood balcony. The original owner and builder are not known, but it may have been built by Joseph Grandey, who built similar houses in the vicinity. By 1936 it was owned by Walter Shilling, a sales manager for the Atlas Powder Company, and his wife Edythe; they remained here into the 1940s. From the 1950s until 2001 the owners were Fred Galeno, a vice president with the C. Don Filer Insurance Agency, and his wife Amelia. The house seems largely intact; a patio was added in 1959, a single garage door has replaced the original two doors, and a picture window has replaced the original three windows on the wing above the garage. Queen Anne Park, bounded roughly by W. Bertona, W. Barrett, Seventh Avenue W. and Eleventh Avenue W., was developed in 1926 by the Fred W. Keen Company, with the intention of creating an exclusive gated community. A key feature of the subdivision was its curving streets, laid out by Morford & Mowrey, Civil Engineers, to reduce the steep grades and “lend beauty to the homesites.” Each site had a view, with some houses being built on speculation and others for owners. Construction and sales were done by the J. L. Grandey Company. The company took great pride in the fact that concrete streets, sidewalks and utility installation were all completed before home construction began. Plans were made for 230 homes; however, the stock market crash of 1929 occurred before they were all built, so development occurred more slowly than planned. The result is that the numerous Revival styles from the 1920s-30s are mixed with buildings from the 1950s-60s. It was the first housing addition on Queen Anne to deviate from the standard rectilinear street grid, instead applying a curvilinear layout that responded to the contours of the terrain. The same notions of site design were used in the Maple View Park Addition, and Hill’s Queen Anne Park, which followed in 1927 and 1929.
This house has two parts, a gable-front-and-wing section sitting high above the street, and a one story wing to the south, beneath which is the street-front garage. The roofs, all gabled, are clad with red clay tile, and the house itself is clad with stucco. Near the center of the main façade, in the ell of the two wings, is a second-story shed roof porch with square wood balusters and posts. The entry is beneath this, approached by a winding stairway through a landscaped rockery. The gabled wing, to the north, has three arched windows with leaded (six-light) glass in the upper section. To the south are a group of three six-over-six windows, with two four-over-four nearby. Similar windows are on the other elevations. The one-story wing projecting at right angles at the south end of the house has a large picture window above the two-car garage.

Detail for 3219 10th AVE / Parcel ID 701520-0045 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Stucco Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Clay Tile
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Irregular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Slight
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.
Morford, George E., "Concrete Pavements First Improvement Specified for Queen Anne Park, Seattle," Concrete Highways and Public Improvements, February 1928.

Photo collection for 3219 10th AVE / Parcel ID 701520-0045 / Inv #

Photo taken Feb 13, 2003
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