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Summary for 2009 12th AVE / Parcel ID 2207500655 / Inv #

Historic Name: Bryce, Alex and Gertrude, House Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
Built By: Year Built: 1912
 
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 house, a good example of the more elaborate expression of the Craftsman style, was built in 1912 by a contractor, Herman H. Austin. The original owner was Alex M. Bryce, a manager at the customs house brokerage, W. J. Byrnes & Company. Bryce and later his widow, Mrs. Gertrude Bryce, lived here though the 1960s.
 
Appearance
The house has a hipped roof with a prominent gabled wing in the front. Cladding is clinker brick on the first story, with heavy gray stucco on the second floor; a wide wood belt course separates the materials. The gabled section, supported by two square brick columns, projects from the main fa├žade, with an entry porch below. The first story has two three-part windows with leaded transoms. Second floor windows are narrow four-over-one casements, with a group of six windows in the gable end and three more to the side. Most windows on the other elevations are similar. The gabled end is highly decorated in the craftsman style, with a wide pierced bargeboard, five knee brackets, half timbering and a decorative window surround. There is a hipped dormer on the south elevation.

Detail for 2009 12th AVE / Parcel ID 2207500655 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick - Clinker, Stucco 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: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Integrity
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.
King County Tax Assessor Records, ca. 1932-1972.
City of Seattle, Department of Planning and Development, Microfilm Records.

Photo collection for 2009 12th AVE / Parcel ID 2207500655 / Inv #


Photo taken Oct 24, 2005
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