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Summary for 820 16th AVE / Parcel ID 2254601880 / Inv #

Historic Name: Samuel Brown House Common Name:
Style: American Foursquare Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1904
 
Significance
In the opinion of the survey, this property is located in a potential historic districe (National and/or local).
Although altered, this house is included in the survey as a documented, representative work of noted Seattle architect, John Graham. It is also a good example of vernacular architecture as affected by economic prosperity and thus enhances our knowledge of vernacular architecture and residential development in Seattle. Graham designed this house for Samuel Brown, owner of the San Francisco Shoe Store. R. B. Shepard was the contractor. (reference: Seattle City Directory 1905).
 
Appearance
This two story hipped roof box is an elaboration of the foursquare form with an eclectic mix of Prairie, Craftsman and Neoclassical elements. Originally, two second story bay windows cut through the eaves on the fa├žade and there is one on the northern elevation. These have been altered. Originally clapboard with stucco at the second level, the house is now clad in asbestos shingles. The asymmetrical hipped roof porch is supported by trios of classical and Craftsman columns (wood shingled square columns).

Detail for 820 16th AVE / Parcel ID 2254601880 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status: INV
Cladding(s): Shingle - Concrete/Asbestos, Vertical - Boards Foundation(s): Unknown
Roof Type(s): Hip Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Square
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Integrity
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Extensive
Changes to Original Cladding: Extensive
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.
pacific Record, February 6, 1904.

Photo collection for 820 16th AVE / Parcel ID 2254601880 / Inv #


Photo taken Aug 01, 1991
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