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Summary for 1528 6th AVE / Parcel ID 423290-2910 / Inv #

Historic Name: Larsen, Lars & Marie, House Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1914
 
Significance
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 example of a Craftsman house, with a low-pitched gable roof, prominent brackets and cladding of shingles and clapboard. Its veranda-like porch, running along the side of the house, is somewhat unusual for this style. It was owned from the 1920s until the 1960s by Lars Larsen, a blacksmith, and his wife, Marie. In the 1970s Frederick Nelsen, of the nearby Nelsen’s Grocery, and his wife, Elva, lived here.
 
Appearance
This two-story house has a low-pitched front gable roof with deep eaves and prominent knee brackets. Cladding is clapboard on the first floor with alternating wide and narrow bands of shingles above; wider clapboard is below the water table. The most distinctive feature is the veranda, which extends across the south side of the main façade and along half of the west side. It has square posts with simple capitals and balusters. A shed dormer on the west shelters a projecting second-story bay. The first story has a three-part window, with a large center section flanked by two narrow four-over-one sections (with vertical mullions). Above this is a similar grouping, with a small porch with plain balusters and brackets, and French doors replacing the center window. Other windows also have the vertical mullions, usually in an eight-over-one configuration; all have wide wood surrounds. There is a small horizontal window in the gable end.

Detail for 1528 6th AVE / Parcel ID 423290-2910 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Integrity
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 1528 6th AVE / Parcel ID 423290-2910 / Inv #


Photo taken Apr 14, 2003
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