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Summary for 4743 36th AVE / Parcel ID 1703400225 / Inv #

Historic Name: Riggs, Floyd, House Common Name:
Style: Vernacular Neighborhood: Columbia City
Built By: Year Built: 1912
This house was built in 1912. W. S. Walker built the house for the original owner Floyd Riggs. The Riggs family lived in the house until it was sold to Thomas M. Elliott in 1923. Elliott rented the house to a number of tenants; Archie W. Moore lived in the house from 1942 until at least the mid-1950s. The house is significant as a mostly intact example of an early twentieth century vernacular house.
This moderately intact one and a half story vernacular house, which overlooks Columbia Park, is of wood frame construction and is supported by a concrete foundation. The house has a rectangular plan and a front gable roof form. The house has a corner cut away front porch with simple porch posts and railings. A bay window is located on the front elevation. The front gable end has a pent roof beneath, and a triangular section at the top of the gable end is extended forward. A gable dormer is located on the north side elevation. The house is clad in clapboard siding. The fenestration consists of one-over-one double hung windows with simple surrounds. A single window is centrally located on the half story of the front gable end. A decorative fixed pane diamond window is located next to the front door. The windows appear to be modern replacements, although the original window openings are intact. A chimney, clad in clapboard siding, has been added to the north side elevation.

Detail for 4743 36th AVE / Parcel ID 1703400225 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status: NR, LR
Cladding(s): Wood - Clapboard 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
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
Changes to Plan: 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.
Centennial History, Columbia City, Rainier Valley, 1853-1991, Pioneers of Columbia City. Seattle, Washington, 1992.

Photo collection for 4743 36th AVE / Parcel ID 1703400225 / Inv #

Photo taken Mar 22, 2004
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