Home Page
Link to Seattle Department of Neighborhoods home page

Seattle Historical Sites

New Search

Summary for 1317 E Boston ST E / Parcel ID 867090-0180 / Inv #

Historic Name: Gilmore, John, House Common Name:
Style: Tudor Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
Built By: Year Built: 1911
This stately Craftsman Tudor was built in 1911 for John A. Gilmore. It was owned by Pilgrim Congregational Church from 1950 until 1966, presumably used as accommodations for the minister and his family.
This is an excellent example of a Tudor Craftsman house, with a clinker brick base and stucco on the upper levels. It has a side gable form with twin gabled bays on the front, with half timbering; an open porch at the third story extends between the gables. The bays project slightly over the first story and are supported by bracets. A large dormer sits behind the porch. The entry porch projects in the center of the façade; its flat roof is supported by square brick piers and serves as still another porch, accessed from a door on the second story. Windows are large one-over-one sash.

Detail for 1317 E Boston ST E / Parcel ID 867090-0180 / Inv #

Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick - Clinker, Stucco Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Irregular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Plan: 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 1317 E Boston ST E / Parcel ID 867090-0180 / Inv #

Photo taken
App v2.0.1.0