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Summary for 747 16th AVE / Parcel ID 1336800250 / Inv #

Historic Name: Aronson, Sigismund, House Common Name:
Style: Colonial - Colonial Revival Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
Built By: Year Built: 1907
 
Significance
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the National Register of Historic Places.
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
In the opinion of the survey, this property is located in a potential historic districe (National and/or local).
This impressive home was built in 1907 by Sigismund Aronson, one of many Capitol Hill residents associated with the Schwabacher Brothers Hardware Company. The contractor was J. C. Redward. The house was called "The Glory of Capitol Hill" when completed in 1909, partly because its impressive entrance had been designed to be large enough to turn a coach with four horses. The Post-Intelligencer (9/15/1907, p. 7) featured a rendering of the planned house, noting its $25,000 cost, "all modern conveniences" and features such as a forty foot square "dancing hall" with a gallery for musicians, in the attic. Author Mary McCarthy was a niece of Mrs. Aronson and a frequent visitor. The Aronsons remained here until 1920. It was later a convent for nearby St. Joseph's School, from 1943 to 1960. It was noted as a landmark quality building in the city's 1970 historic resources survey.
 
Appearance
two-story portico with snakk sikumns on first-floor pporch, dentils, leaded glass windowsNote the two-story columns and second story porch with broken pediment over window; handsome carved frieze and shallow bays. Carved foliate frieze

Detail for 747 16th AVE / Parcel ID 1336800250 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Foundation(s):
Roof Type(s): Roof Material(s):
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories:
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Commerce
Integrity
Major Bibliographic References
Woodbridge, Sally and Roger Montgomery. A Guide to Architecture in Washington State. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1980.
Avner, Jane A. and Buttnick, Meta. "Historic Jewish Seattle: A Tour Guide." Seattle, WA: Washington State Jewish Historical Society, 1995.
Historic Seattle Preservation and Development Authority. "Capitol Hill: An Inventory of Buildings and Urban Design Resources."

Photo collection for 747 16th AVE / Parcel ID 1336800250 / Inv #


Photo taken Dec 05, 2006
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