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Summary for 1911 45th AVE / Parcel ID 9274202570 / Inv #

Historic Name: Smith, S. House Common Name: Smith, S. House
Style: Vernacular Neighborhood: West Seattle Junction
Built By: Year Built: 1902
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
The S. Smith House was constructed about 1902. Stewart E. Smith acquired the property in late 1901 and apparently constructed the house in late 1901 or early 1902. By spring 1902 Stewart and his wife Ida M. took up residency for whoat would last for about three decades. While living in the house, Smith held various jobs working as a realtor, accountant, cashier, and insurance examiner for investment and insurance companies. By 1930, the Northwestern Mutual Fire insurance company appointed Stewart Smith as the corporate Treasurer. Although the Smiths left Seattle in 1934 they continued to own the house until World War II. During World War II, Ada and Lauralyn Benbow lived in the house. Ada was a widow and her daughter Lauralyn worked at Harborview Hospital. The residence appears to meet City of Seattle Landmark criteria due to the age of the structure (over 100 years old) and minimal alterations.
The S. Smith house has a gable wall dormer with a wrap around porch with large porch posts. The small enclosures at each end of the porch may be alterations. Otherwise house is intact.

Detail for 1911 45th AVE / Parcel ID 9274202570 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Brick
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: 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 1911 45th AVE / Parcel ID 9274202570 / Inv #

Photo taken Jan 01, 2005
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