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Summary for 1225 E Newton ST E / Parcel ID 8670900030 / Inv #

Historic Name: Rudd Residence Common Name:
Style: Tudor - Cottage Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
Built By: Year Built: 1914
This Tudor/English Cottage house was built in 1914. The original building prermit has not been located, so the architect and original owner have not been identified. It was purchased by Timothy B. Jolley in 1971, and the current owners have owned the house for more than twenty years. This house is close to Federal Avenue, a tree-lined avenue with a fine collection of large homes, many designed by prominent architects for some of Seattle’s leading families. The street was well located for development, as it is only one block from the Broadway/10th Avenue streetcar line and abuts the open spaces of Volunteer Park and Lake View Cemetery to the east. Although the southern two blocks were platted s part of the 1883 Phinney’s Addition, little development occurred until the first decade of the 20th century, about the time that Volunteer Park was redesigned by the Olmsted Brothers. The landscape architecture firm continually encouraged the city to purchase the property on the west side of the park, so that it would extend all the way to the street; obviously, this was never done.
This house has elements of the English Cottage style, a variant of the Tudor style. It has a high gable front roof, which swoops lower on the west side. The deep eaves have flat brackets. Cladding is brick with stucco and half timbering in the high gable end. The gable end project slights above a belt course with flat brackets; a second course separates the gable end from the brick section. The entry, at the west of the main façade, is covered by an exaggerated arched hood supported by oversized curved brackets. Multipaned sidelights flank the door. Next to the entry is a bank of four 6-over-1 windows. The second floor has a group of three similar windows. On the east elevation, the roof swoops over a two-story rounded bay with three 6-over-1 windows on each floor. Next to the bay is a tall brick chimney.

Detail for 1225 E Newton ST E / Parcel ID 8670900030 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick, Stone 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: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
King County Tax Assessor Records, ca. 1932-1972.
City of Seattle, Department of Planning and Development, Microfilm Records.

Photo collection for 1225 E Newton ST E / Parcel ID 8670900030 / Inv #

Photo taken Oct 26, 2005
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