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Summary for 5511 17TH AVE / Parcel ID 8615800365 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Daniels, Joseph, House Common Name:
Style: Colonial - Dutch Colonial Neighborhood: University
Built By: Year Built: 1914
In the opinion of the survey, this property is located in a potential historic districe (National and/or local).
Based on field work conducted in October 2014, this historic property retains its relationship to the streetscape, historic building form and a sufficient amount of exterior historic building fabric (design features, cladding and/or window sash/openings) to contribute to the distinct character of the University Park neighborhood.

This small Dutch Colonial Revival house was designed by architect Carl Gould for Joseph Daniels and his family. Mr. Daniels was a University of Washington professor of mining engineering and metallurgy. He was in charge of the Washington State Mineral Exhibit at the 1915 Panama Pacific Exposition in San Francisco. The house is a relatively simple design with rows of multiple paned leaded glass windows, a gambrel roof, and a classical side gable entry porch. This is one of very few Carl Gould designs in the University District outside the University of Washington campus. The Dutch Colonial Revival style, with its characteristic gambrel roof, is a common style among houses in the University District. Most Dutch Colonial Revival homes were likely builder or pattern book designs. This one is unusual as a Carl Gould design. Carl Gould served as both planner and architect for the University of Washington. He designed the Psi Upsilon fraternity, Suzzallo Library, and many other University of Washington buildings. Carl Gould founded the University of Washington Department of Architecture in 1914 and served as head of the department from 1915 until 1926. Charles H. Bebb & Carl F. Gould became associated in 1914, and the partnership continued until Gould's death in 1939. Other residents of the house included Frederick and Lizzie Ward, from 1919-1933, Gladys Lumsdaine in 1937-1938, and Edgar MacLeod, from 1941-1965.

This one-and-one-half story Dutch Colonial Revival style residence is relatively small and modest compared to some of its neighbors in Thompson's University Addition and the University Park Addition. Among its distinctive features are the rows of multiple paned leaded glass windows, a gambrel roof, and a classical side gable entry porch. On the first story, most windows are casements, and on the second floor, most are double-hung matching windows. The main entrance is located on the south side of the house. The side gable entrance works well for the narrow lots in Thompson's University Addition and the University Park Addition, and is found on many Dutch Colonial Revival style houses in this neighborhood. The main alteration to the structure is the rear addition, constructed in 2000. At that time, the detached garage was demolished and a new two-car garage and one story addition, designed by BOLA Architects, were constructed. On the west elevation, a window was replaced by doors and a sunroom addition and new deck constructed. The addition is sensitive to the original structure. The garage has also been replaced with a new two-car garage.

Detail for 5511 17TH AVE / Parcel ID 8615800365 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gambrel 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: Slight
Changes to Windows: Slight
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.
Ochsner, Jeffrey Karl, ed. Shaping Seattle Architecture, A Historical Guide to the Architects. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1994.
Booth, T. William and William H. Wilson. Carl F. Gould, A Life in Architecture and The Arts. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1995.

Photo collection for 5511 17TH AVE / Parcel ID 8615800365 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jan 14, 2002

Photo taken Oct 01, 2014
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