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Summary for 5244 18TH AVE / Parcel ID 8823900250 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Anderson, Charles P. and Ida, House Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman Neighborhood: University
Built By: Year Built: 1919
 
Significance
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 unusual Craftsman style house was built for Charles P. and Ida Anderson in 1914. Mr. Anderson was the manager of Seattle Brass Company. The Andersons resided here until the late 1930s. This house is noteworthy for the repetition of the unusual rooflines and the distinctive bargeboard shape. It appears to be quite intact. In addition to Charles and Ida Anderson, Frances Young, J.H. Anderson, Stella M. Johnstone, Beecher Snipe, and David Whatmore lived in this house. This house was included in the inventory because of its unique Craftsman style and detailing and because it is relatively intact.
 
Appearance
This one-and-one-half story bungalow structure is a variant of the aeroplane bungalow, which has a central gable roof that pops up from the main structure. It has low angled gable roofs, with a slight flair to them, reminiscent of Japanese buildings. The bargeboards have a distinctive shape, and the house has wide eaves and prominent brackets. The repeating gable roofs are its most noteworthy feature, with a central gabled dormer, a gable roof on the front porch and a second gabled dormer roofline above. There are two parallel gable roofs that run north south on both the east and west elevations. The porch supports are heavy brick square columns. The windows are multiple paned wood windows, mostly casements. There is an exterior chimney on the south elevation. There is an exterior stairway on the east elevation that is not original. The house has been converted to a duplex.

Detail for 5244 18TH AVE / Parcel ID 8823900250 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable 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
Integrity
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: Moderate
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 5244 18TH AVE / Parcel ID 8823900250 / Inv # 0


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Photo taken Feb 12, 2015
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