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Summary for 1016 E Lynn ST E / Parcel ID 1912008-4502 / Inv #

Historic Name: Vogue. E. E., House Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Prairie Style Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
Built By: Year Built: 1918
 
Significance
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
This hip-roofed Prairie style house was built in 1918. It is believed that it was designed by Andrew Willatsen as a speculative house for the Long Building Company. It was purchased in 1921 by Blanche Klopfenstein. The house has the characteristic horizontal emphasis of the Prairie style, with a hip roof porch and banks of windows. Andrew Willatsen came to the United States from Germany in 1900, working first as a carpenter. In about 1902 he began work at Frank Lloyd Wright’s studio, where he remained intermittently until 1907. This was the studio’s most creative period, and he had the opportunity to work on such well-known buildings as the Darwin Martin house in Buffalo and the Larkin Building. In 1907 he moved to Spokane, and the following year came to Seattle as a representative of Cutter and Malmgren to supervise construction of the Seattle Golf Club. In1909 he formed a partnership with Barry Byrne. They completed the Northwest’s most prominent Prairie style works, including the Handschy House, a designated landmark on Queen Anne, The partnership dissolved in 1913, but Willatsen remained in practice until 1959, designing eclectic houses and commercial buildings as well as those such as this one that show the Prairie influence.
 
Appearance
This hip-roofed house has deep eaves and is a shallow L-shape, with the hipped entry porch at the corner of the two wings. The porch has two square columns on clapboard balustrades. Cladding is clapboard on the first storey with singles above, with a wide belt course between the materials, which emphasizes the horizontality of the design. Windows have a distinctive Prairie style mullion pattern. There are three-part windows on the first and second stories on the front, and banks of single windows on the south elevation.

Detail for 1016 E Lynn ST E / Parcel ID 1912008-4502 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle 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
Integrity
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.
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.

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