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Summary for 5047 12th AVE / Parcel ID 6746700815 / Inv # UD086

Historic Name: Moses, Melvin, House Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman Neighborhood: University
Built By: Melvin Moses, builder and designer Year Built: 1910
This simple Craftsman style home was built by owner Melvin Moses in 1910. It is an intact example of a Craftsman house, with wide eaves, decorative brackets, and leaded glass windows. The front gable roof is repeated in the porch roof and the roof over the row of windows on main floor of the east elevation. Melvin Moses was the president of Moses Investment Company and also worked for Wenatchee Fruit Company. Later residents included David Thomson, UW Latin professor in 1913, who later moved to 5501 17th Avenue NE, William Kiesler, and Frank Grimes
This is a relatively simple two-and-one-half story Craftsman house, with repeating gable roofs in the porch and above the row of windows on the main floor of the east elevation. The house has a combination of clapboard siding on most of the structure and shingles on the attic level of the gable ends. It has wide overhanging eaves, with prominent decorative brackets on the gable ends. It has leaded glass windows on the first and second floors. There are gabled dormers on the north and south elevations, and an exterior chimney on the north elevation. The front door is probably not original. There is a separate detached garage, which is newer than the house.

Detail for 5047 12th AVE / Parcel ID 6746700815 / Inv # UD086

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s):
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Square
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two & ½
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 5047 12th AVE / Parcel ID 6746700815 / Inv # UD086

Photo taken Feb 04, 2002
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