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Summary for 2426 1st AVE / Parcel ID 265250-1770 / Inv #

Historic Name: Moss, George & Dolly, House Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman Neighborhood: Queen Anne
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 is a good example of a Craftsman house, one of several fine houses in this style found in this vicinity. The large brackets, half-timbering, corner bay, and the combination of materials are particularly notable. The building permit is not available, so that nothing is known about the builder. However, it may have been built as a speculative house, as it was purchased shortly after completion by Dolly B. Moss. She and her husband George, an elevator operator for the Crane Company, lived here until the 1940s. Howard MacDonald, a restaurant chef, and his wife Emily then lived here until the 1970s. This house is in the Front Street Cable Addition, platted by Jacob Furth in 1890. Furth was president of the Seattle Electric Company and the Puget Sound Electric Railway (the Interurban). His plan was to extend the streetcar to this addition, but it actually stopped about three-quarters of a mile away.
 
Appearance
This is a good example of a Craftsman-style house, with characteristics such as prominent brackets and a variety of cladding materials. The two-story house has a steep front gable with deep eaves and large brackets. The gabled porch on the north half of the main (west) fa├žade has two square posts, an eight-light window, a clapboard balustrade and a plain wood stair rail. Cladding is clapboard with stucco in the gable end and wider clapboard below the water table; a belt course separates the stucco and clapboard. The gable end has a trio of six-opver-one windows flanked by two small plain windows. The first floor has a projecting corner bay covered by a prominent gabled roof with brackets; it has two eight-over-one windows. There is a side entry on the north elevation, toward the front, with no hood or porch.

Detail for 2426 1st AVE / Parcel ID 265250-1770 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Stucco, Wood - Clapboard 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
Integrity
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.

Photo collection for 2426 1st AVE / Parcel ID 265250-1770 / Inv #


Photo taken Sep 29, 2004
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