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Summary for 4717 19TH AVE / Parcel ID 8823901615 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: American Foursquare Neighborhood: University
Built By: Year Built: 1909

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 is a particularly well-preserved historic property that appears to possess architectural and/or historic significance. It was built in 1909 and according to the 1910 US Census report, William and Martha Allen were the owners. 

(2002) This is a good example of an American Foursquare house in the University Park neighborhood. This house appears to be based on V.W. Voorhees Design No. 91 from Western Home Builder, sixth edition. This was apparently a very popular design with developers, builder-contractors, and homeowners. Another example of this pattern book design is at 902 NE 42nd Street Past owners of the house have included Lina Wickard from 1923-1938, Eloise Richardson, and Martha Stewart. Past residents included C.E. Christoperson in the 1940s and Janette Sloper in the 1960s. Some repairs due to fire damage were made in 1950. A garage was built in 1953. This house was includd in the survey because it is based on the Voorhees pattern book design, and it is a relatively intact example of the American Foursquare house, a common design in the University District



This property exhibits no substantive changes to the exterior appearance since it was identified in the 2002 HRI project. 

(2002) This is a typical example of the American Foursquare house, also known locally as a Classic Seattle box. It is a two-story house with a hipped roof with a central hipped-roof dormer, and corner window bays with decorative brackets at the second-story bedrooms. It has a recessed porch, with unfluted columns and a large entrance. A third matching column is on the north end of the east elevation. The house has double hung, leaded glass windows, with leaded glass on the upper sash. It has a small rear porch (now enclosed) and a balcony above the one-story porch and pantry extension on the west elevation. There is an exterior chimney on the north elevation. The front door and sidelight windows have been changed, and one small upstairs window on the second floor has been replaced.

Detail for 4717 19TH AVE / Parcel ID 8823901615 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
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: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: Slight
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.
Voorhees, V.W. Western Home Builder. Sixth Edition. Seattle: 1907.

Photo collection for 4717 19TH AVE / Parcel ID 8823901615 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Feb 01, 2002

Photo taken Feb 12, 2015

Photo taken Feb 12, 2015
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