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Summary for 1117 Federal AVE / Parcel ID 6762700505 / Inv #

Historic Name: Kerry, Dr. Albert S., House Common Name:
Style: Colonial - Colonial Revival Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
Built By: Year Built: 1917
 
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 classical example of a colonial revival house was designed in1917 by Joseph S. Cote. His client was Dr. Albert S. Kerry, a member of a prominent local family. The house remained in the Kerry family until 2001. Joseph S. Coté specialized in finely-detailed Colonial and Georgian residences. He accompanied W. Marbury Somervell of the New York firm of Heins & La Farge to Seattle as his assistant in supervising construction of St. James Cathedral. Originally from Quebec, Coté studied architecture at Columbia University. He was the principal designer of the Perry Apartments on First Hill (destroyed), the original Swedish Hospital building (destroyed) and the Sunset Club (1915-15). He returned to Seattle following World War I service, and continued his architectural practice, primarily doing residential commissions.
 
Appearance
This side-gable Colonial Revival house has an unusual feature in the prominent round arched hood sheltering the main doorway. A shed roof extends along the entire façade, sheltering the two groups of four large multilight casement windows flanking the entry. The secodn story has two six-over-six double-hung windows on each side, with two smaller six-light casement windows above the entry. The roofline has three small round eyebrow dormers. The side elevations have six-over-six sash with quarter round windows flanking the shimney in the attic.

Detail for 1117 Federal AVE / Parcel ID 6762700505 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
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: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Integrity
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
Shaping Seattle Architecture: A Historical Guide to the Architects. Jeffrey Karl Ochsner, ed. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1994.
King County Tax Assessor Records, ca. 1932-1972.
Swope, Caroline T. Classic Houses of Seattle: High Style to Vernacular 1870-1950. Portland OR: Timber Press, 2005.

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