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Summary for 4821 S Fontanelle ST S / Parcel ID 2589300030 / Inv #

Historic Name: Allen House Common Name: Allen House
Style: Vernacular Neighborhood: Rainier Beach
Built By: Year Built: 1904
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
The Allen House was constructed about 1904. Swedish born Frank O. Allen (b. ca 1862) immigrated to the United States when he turned 18. In 1897, he married Swedish native Josephine Allen (b. ca 1863). By 1902, Frank Allen and family moved to Seattle and ran a lodging house. In the summer of 1904 they purchased a lot, built the house, and by the end of they year moved in. In 1906, after trying farming for a couple of years, Frank Allen changed trades and became a miner, which he continued to pusue for about 20 years. They lived in the house until1925 when they moved from Seattle. During World War II, Viola Mapes lived in the house. The Allen House appears to meet City of Seattle Landmark criteria due to the age of the structure (over 100 years old) and minimal alterations.
The vernacular Allen House has a full width porch and a small hip dormer on north elevation.

Detail for 4821 S Fontanelle ST S / Parcel ID 2589300030 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood - Drop siding Foundation(s): Concrete - Block
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: one
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: 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 4821 S Fontanelle ST S / Parcel ID 2589300030 / Inv #

Photo taken Jan 05, 2005
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