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Summary for 5269 16TH AVE / Parcel ID 8823900695 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Carson, Sadie M., House Common Name:
Style: Colonial - Georgian Revival Neighborhood: University
Built By: Year Built: 1924
In the opinion of the survey, this property is located in a potential historic districe (National and/or local).
(2002) This Georgian Revival style residence occupies a prominent corner location and is very attractively landscaped. It was built later than most homes in the University Park neighborhood and reflects a different style. Colonial Revival and Georgian-influenced buildings were generally developed later than the Queen Anne, Neo-classical and Craftsman style residences in the University District. One of the noteworthy features of this building is the curved bay window that extends almost the full length of the east elevation. The house was built for Mrs. Sadie M. Carson, although she apparently did not live in the house until 1926. Mrs. Carson resided here until the house was purchased by C.E. Connell in the 1940s. Later residents included Harlan J. Moody, Luke Morgan, and Robert Hardy.

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.

(2002) This two-story, brick-veneer clad Georgian Revival style residence has a hipped roof. On the north elevation, it has an entrance porch with a flat roof and unfluted Doric columns. A balustrade has been removed from the porch roof. There are dentils below the eaves of the main roof and the porch roof. The house has double-hung windows, with multiple-paned leaded glass above and a single pane below. One interesting feature is the large curved bay window on the east elevation. It has an exterior fireplace on the south elevation. On the west elevation, there is a one-story extension, that may include a small enclosed porch. There is a deck above this extension that appears to have a new railing. There is a separate garage adjacent to the alley. The landscaping and corner stairway with concrete newel posts are also attractive features.

This property exhibits no substantive changes to the exterior appearance since it was identified in the 2002 HRI project. 

Detail for 5269 16TH AVE / Parcel ID 8823900695 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick 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: 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 5269 16TH AVE / Parcel ID 8823900695 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Apr 26, 2002

Photo taken Oct 01, 2014
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