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Summary for 946 12th AVE / Parcel ID 1336300541 / Inv #

Historic Name: unknown Common Name:
Style: American Foursquare- Colonial Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
Built By: Year Built: 1906
 
Significance
This example of the Foursquare shows a Colonial revival influence, with a projecting porch with a pediment and two pairs of columns. This part of Capitol Hill has the city’s greatest concentration of American Foursquare houses—often called the Classic Box or Seattle Box, because of its local popularity. They were built primarily between 1905 and 1910. Most of these houses were not designed by an architect, but were built by local builders from patterns purchased from magazines. Most have a wide front porch with heavy posts or columns and a hip roof, often with dormers. There are typically eight main rooms on two floors--living room, hall, dining room and kitchen downstairs and four bedrooms upstairs. Two reasons for their popularity were that they provided a large amount of space for reasonable cost, and that they could be personalized depending on an owners taste and budget. This neighborhood has numerous variations, from simple unornamented versions to elaborately detailed ones with multiple columns, beveled leaded glass windows and exotic accent windows.
 
Appearance

Detail for 946 12th AVE / Parcel ID 1336300541 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Hip 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
Integrity
Changes to Windows:
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Major Bibliographic References

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Photo taken Sep 20, 2005
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