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Summary for 1058 E Lynn ST E / Parcel ID 1912100140 / Inv #

Historic Name: Gould, Carl and Dorothy, House Common Name:
Style: Tudor - Cottage Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
Built By: Year Built: 1920
 
Significance
Carl Gould designed this house for his own family in 1921. He and his wife Dorothy lived here until his death in 1939; she remained until 1945. The house was not as large as one might expect given their position in the community, but the family also spent considerable time at their house on Bainbridge Island. A description notes the generously sized windows to let in light and the informal and economical arrangement of rooms with a short hall and tightly designed stair. This vicinity was a logical location for Gould’s home, as nearby Federal Avenue is a tree-lined avenue with a fine collection of large homes, many designed by Gould himself, 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 as 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. Carl Gould (1873-1939) was one of Seattle’s most prominent architects, and one with a significant impact on Capitol Hill. Gould was born in New York and graduated from Harvard and the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He immediately aligned with some of the most celebrated people in the profession, interning with McKim, Mead & White and working on Daniel Burnham’s plan for San Francisco. He moved to Seattle in 1908 and, as one of the best educated architects in the relatively young city, associated with Daniel Huntington in 1909. Together they designed numerous residences, apartments and mixed use buildings, and Gould independently designed additional houses and commercial buildings. In 1914 he became associated with Charles Bebb, a well-established local architect, and over the next twenty years the firm designed nearly three hundred projects including residences, schools, hospitals and commercial buildings. Perhaps their best known work is the campus plan for the University Washington (1915) and the design of eighteen campus buildings between 1915 and 1938, including Suzzallo Library, in the Collegiate Gothic style. In 1914 Gould founded the Department of Architecture and served as its head until 1926. In the late 1920s, Gould’s designs turned toward the Modern and Art Deco, and he produced two of his most important works, the U. S. Marine Hospital (now Amazon.com, 1930-32) and the Seattle Art Museum (now the Seattle Asian Art Museum, 1931-33).
 
Appearance
This English Cottage style house is 2 stories with a steep clipped-gable roof. The house is surrounded by a fence and plants, so is rather difficult to see. It is on steeply-sloped site, and has a lower level as well as an attic. Cladding was originally stucco, but wood shingles have been added on the second story; this, along with shutters on the windows, adds a Colonial feel to the original English Cottage style. The front and rear façade both have a hip-roof dormer extending almost the entire width of the house. At the crest of the roof is an unusual stucco-clad chimney with a round opening. The grade level entry, at the southwest corner, has no porch, but is sheltered by an arched hood. The first floor has a large three-part leaded glass window; other first floor windows and doors are also large multipaned sash. The second floor has six-over-six windows in pairs. The original detached garage at the northwest corner appears to have been replaced in 1966 by a two-story garage/family room addition.

Detail for 1058 E Lynn ST E / Parcel ID 1912100140 / Inv #

Status:
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Stucco Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable - Clipped Roof Material(s): Wood - Shingle
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: Moderate
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
Major Bibliographic References
Booth, T. William and William H. Wilson. Carl F. Gould, A Life in Architecture and The Arts. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1995.
King County Tax Assessor Records, ca. 1932-1972.
City of Seattle, Department of Planning and Development, Microfilm Records.

Photo collection for 1058 E Lynn ST E / Parcel ID 1912100140 / Inv #


Photo taken Sep 27, 2005
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