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Summary for 2407 7th AVE / Parcel ID 940580-0010 / Inv #

Historic Name: Oxford, Russell and Lucile, House Common Name:
Style: American Foursquare- Colonial Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1907
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the National Register of Historic Places.
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
In the opinion of the survey, this property is located in a potential historic districe (National and/or local).
This is a good and apparently intact example of an American Foursquare or Classic Box, one of the most popular house types on Queen Anne and Capitol Hill during the first decade of the 20th Century, a period that saw a tripling of the city’s population. It was built in 1907, but the builder and original owner are not known. It may well have been based on a pattern book design, as many similar designs are found in such books. This belief is reinforced by the fact that the house to the south is very similar to this one, with variations in ornament and details. They feature the projecting corner bays often found in the Seattle version of the Classic Box. The first identified owner, in 1933, was Mary A. Foley. From the 1950s into the 1970s it was occupied by Russell Oxford, a mechanic for Greyhound, and his wife Lucile.
This American Foursquare has the typical hipped-roof form with hipoed dormers on the front and the south side. Cladding is clapboard with a water table and a belt course below the second story windows. The roof and the dormers have deep boxed eaves with curved brackets. The recessed porch at the north of the façade has a gabled pediment with two square columns with capitals and scroll brackets. The glass door has a wide wood surround with sidelights. On the porch is a large window with a leaded glass transom in a deocrative pattern; similar transoms are found on the large window south of the porch and in the dormers. The second floor has two projecting corner bays supported by carved brackets in groups of three; each of these bays has two windows with leaded glass transoms. Between the bays, in the center of the façade, is a leaded glass window with an ornate carved surround.

Detail for 2407 7th AVE / Parcel ID 940580-0010 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Hip Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Rolled
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
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.

Photo collection for 2407 7th AVE / Parcel ID 940580-0010 / Inv #

Photo taken Jan 30, 2003
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