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Summary for 848 S Thistle ST S / Parcel ID 7883603715 / Inv #

Historic Name: Unknown Common Name:
Style: American Foursquare Neighborhood: South Park
Built By: Year Built: 1905
 
Significance
In the opinion of the survey, this property is located in a potential historic districe (National and/or local).
This property originally included a garage and glass greenhouse, typical of south park. Purchased by William J. Crowley in 1939, it is unique in South Park for its size and detail and offers us information about housing as related to economic prosperity in the community.
 
Appearance
This bold American Foursquare has textured interest created by use of siding materials and patterns. The second floor is wood shingled with a band of narrow clapboard below. Pilasters "support" a molded architrave that delineates the first floor level. The hipped roof has wide eaves with exposed rafter ends and a hipped dormer. Decorative floriform windows embellish the second floor. Alterations to the first floor fa├žade windows and front porch damage the integrity of this otherwise exemplary house. The inset corner porch has been enclosed. Despite changes, this house lends to the historic streetscape and our knowledge of early 20th Century South Park.

Detail for 848 S Thistle ST S / Parcel ID 7883603715 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Unknown
Roof Type(s): Hip Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Square
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Integrity
Other: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Moderate
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.

Photo collection for 848 S Thistle ST S / Parcel ID 7883603715 / Inv #


Photo taken Jun 01, 1991
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