Home Page
Link to Seattle Department of Neighborhoods home page

Seattle Historical Sites

New Search

Summary for 4211 Brooklyn AVE / Parcel ID 1142000950 / Inv # UD068

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: American Foursquare Neighborhood: University
Built By: Year Built: 1901
This house was constructed in 1901 as a single-family residence. It was converted to apartment in 1908. The architect and/or builder is unknown. Early ownership is unknown. Mrs. Emily M. Anderson, widow of Frank R. Anderson an inspector for the U.S. Engineering office, occupied the house from 1924 to 1938. Emily M. Anderson was a cook at the Green Gate restaurant in downtown Seattle. John H. Dickey, a real estate agent, purchased or managed the house, renting out furnished rooms, starting in 1939. It is one of the oldest buildings in the Brooklyn area. It is an interesting variation of the four square form, with the balcony (now enclosed) above a full-width projecting porch.
This two-story hipped roof residential vernacular house is situated on the lot facing east. The house is clad in clapboard siding with some decorative diagonal wood siding below the two front first-story bay windows and on the second floor balconet with pyramidal roof. A front porch with a hipped roof runs the entire length of the front elevation; four columns support the porch. The front entrance is centered, flanked by the two bay windows. The balcony, which has since been enclosed, is directly above the front entrance and is flanked by two single double-hung windows.

Detail for 4211 Brooklyn AVE / Parcel ID 1142000950 / Inv # UD068

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
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Moderate
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 4211 Brooklyn AVE / Parcel ID 1142000950 / Inv # UD068

Photo taken Apr 28, 2002
App v2.0.1.0