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Summary for 2815 10th PL / Parcel ID 253330-0105 / Inv #

Historic Name: Graham, William & Gladys, House Common Name:
Style: Tudor Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1931
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 is a good example of a “builder’s Tudor,” the modest houses that were among the most popular in Seattle during the 1920s. It has strong Tudor details, such as brick cladding, a steep gable roof and lattice windows, but on a modest scale. This example is one of the last, dating from 1931; when construction resumed in the 1950s, the Tudor style was no longer popular. Queen Anne is particularly rich in this style; the house next door, at 2819 10th Place West, and others in the immediate vicinity, are similar to this one. The garage, immediately to the south of the front door, appears to have its original swinging doors. The first owner is not known, but it was purchased in 1936 by William Graham, a clerk for Union Oil, and his wife Gladys. They remained here until 1957, when it was purchased by Lillian Young.
This small Tudor house has a steep side gable roof and red brick cladding. The entry is at the center of the main façade, set within a steep assymetrical gable that sweeps down on the north side. The window in the door and the two flanking windows have diamond-paned leaded glass; similar windows are in the gable end and on the north end of the front façade. Other windows are eight-over-one or one-over-one sash. Most windows have brick sills and lintels with vertical bricks. To the north of the entry is a shingle-clad hip-roofed dormer. To the south, on the same level, is the garage, with its original swinging doors. There is a secondary entry on the north elevation.

Detail for 2815 10th PL / Parcel ID 253330-0105 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable - Clipped Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
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 Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.

Photo collection for 2815 10th PL / Parcel ID 253330-0105 / Inv #

Photo taken Feb 01, 2003
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