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Summary for 916 N 36th ST N / Parcel ID 1972201850 / Inv #

Historic Name: Goddard House Common Name: Dr. Patterson House
Style: Queen Anne Neighborhood: Fremont
Built By: Year Built: 1891
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
The Queen Anne vernacular style Goddard House was constructed about 1891. Albert J Goddard (1863-1958) was born and raised in Iowa. In the fall of 1888, after graduating from college and working as a traveling salesman, Albert and wife Clara (b. 1864) moved to Seattle. With his father and brothers, Albert established the Pacific Iron Works, a Fremont foundry and machine shop. The Goddards witnessed the June 1889 Great Seattle Fire that turned nearly all of downtown Seattle into ashes including every Seattle foundry and machine shop except for the Goddards Fremont foundry. Business at the Pacific Iron Works increased dramatically. The Goddards lived in various Fremont residences. About the last half of 1891, Albert and Clara Goddard rented 916 N 36th Street for about two years, being one of the first, if not the first resident to live there. In May 1892, to fill a vacancy, the City of Seattle House of Delegates, appointed Albert Goddard a Delegate. At the time Seattle had two legislative chambers. To become an ordinance, every bill had to pass the 12 member House of Delegates and the 10 member Board of Aldermen. In November 1894 Goddard ran for the State House of Representatives in the 43rd District. North Seattle voters elected Goddard to a two year term. From 1908 to 1915, voters elected him five times to the Seattle City Council and as late as 1931 he tried unsuccessfully to return the Council. During the Alaska Gold Rush, Goddard shipped to the Klondike 40 tons of material to build a sawmill and two steamboats. Goddard had each piece hauled over the arduous White Pass to Skagway. When he reached his destination, Goddard built the mill and boats. The A. J. Goddard and F. H. Kilbourne were the first two steamboats to run the upper Yukon River from Skagway to Dawson. The Greenlake streetcar line ran about two blocks from the house down Woodland Park Avenue and then along the west side of Lake Union to downtown Seattle. Later occupants. The next known occupant was physician William M. Patterson (b. 1852) and wife Caroline (b. 1862) who lived there from 1901 until about 1932. Patterson had practiced medicine in Seattle since 1891. The residence is also called the Patterson House. Longshoreman Hans and Marie Jacobs purchased the house in 1936 and lived there for 30 years. In the mid 1960s architect Jane Hastings owned the house which was later acquired by Scott and Anne Bigbie. In 1975 Historic Seattle conducted a survey of the Fremont neighborhood and listed the residence as Significant to the City. The 1979 Seattle Historic Resources Survey describes the house as an "excellent example of Queen Anne." Very few residences exist intact from Seattle's first major housing boom (1888-1891). Due to the age, minimal alterations, and the excellent representation of vernacular Queen Anne style, the Goddard House appears to meet City of Seattle Landmark criteria. Prior to ca 1920 the house address was 916 Kilbourne Street.
The Goddard House was constructed about 1891. The main alterations is a small rear addition and porch constructed prior to 1905 (Sanborn) and an exterior chimney added in 1913 (permit # 121767). The Queen Anne style house is a front and wing gable form. The south elevation has a full width porch with turned columns supporting a hip roof and a gable roof located above porch stairs. Second floor has fishscale and diamond shingle cladding and other Queen Anne style architectural details. Double hung windows have teardrop sash corners.

Detail for 916 N 36th ST N / Parcel ID 1972201850 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood - Drop siding Foundation(s): Post & Pier
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Cross/Cruciform
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Plan: 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.
City of Seattle. Seattle Inventory Field Form. 1979.
Wolfe, Wellington C. Sketches of Washingtonians. Seattle, W. C. Wolfe & Co., 1906.
Volume of Memoirs and Genealogy of Representative Citizens of the City of Seattle. NYC, Lewis Publishing Co., 1903.
Historic Seattle Preservation and Development Authority. “Fremont: An Inventory of Buildings and Urban Design Resources.” Seattle: Historic Seattle, 1975.

Photo collection for 916 N 36th ST N / Parcel ID 1972201850 / Inv #

Photo taken Nov 23, 2004
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