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Summary for 201 Newell ST / Parcel ID 524480-1330 / Inv #

Historic Name: Stafford, John C., House Common Name:
Style: Tudor - Cottage 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 house is notable for its unusual interpretation of the English Cottage style with gables and a rolled roof to evoke a thatch-roofed Cotswold cottage. It is a good example of a "builder's Tudor," one of the most popular styles in Seattle in the 1920s. They have characteristics of the Tudor style such as steep gable roofs and leaded windows, but on a modest scale. The house was built in 1931 for John C. Stafford, who lived here until 1948, when it was purchased by Harry P. Taylor, a quality control supervisor at Sick's Rainier Brewery; his family remained here into the 1960s.
This house is basically a side gable form with two large gabled sections on the north side. Extensive vegetation makes it hard to see the entire house. The most notable feature is the roof, with very rolled eaves of asphalt shingles, found on all the gables and porch roofs. The small enclosed entry porch on the north side, high above the street, has arched openings and a shed roof, slanting from west to east. This is flanked by two large gabled sections, with picture windows; one has a vent in the gable end and the other has a small window. The house is on a corner, with a gabled secondary entry on the west side above the garage. This elevation has three one-over-one windows on the second floor and several on the first floor. The rear (south) elevation has a newer shed dormer.

Detail for 201 Newell ST / Parcel ID 524480-1330 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Plan: Slight
Changes to Windows: Intact
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.

Photo collection for 201 Newell ST / Parcel ID 524480-1330 / Inv #

Photo taken Apr 19, 2003
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