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Summary for 1421 ORANGE PL / Parcel ID 412400-0065 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Sivesind, C. W. & Lena, House Common Name:
Style: Colonial - Dutch Colonial Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1921
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 simple Dutch Colonial style house with the entry in the front. The Dutch Colonial style was one of the most popular to be built on Queen Anne in the 1920s, partially because the entrance could be placed on the side to accommodate small lots. This house, however, has the entry toward the front, with a garage below. It was built in 1921 for C. W. and Lena Sivesind. C.W. Sivesind was a streetcar opperator, who would walk down the hill to the car barn, located where Seattle Center is today.  Also according to Sivesinds' daughter, Louise Sivesind Quistorff, her father did much of the work building the house himself.  However, there is no information on the architect; it may have been based on a pattern book design.
This house has a true gambrel roof with small shed dormers in the middle of each side elevation. The full-width recessed porch has three square columns and a clapboard balustrade. It is accessed by simple wooden steps with a wood handrail. Cladding is clapboard with shingles on the gable ends. A shingled pent roof runs beneath the gable ends, which each have two small square windows flanking a trio of three-over-one windows. Windows in the dormers and elsewhere have the same configurarition. The large window on the porch also has vertically-divided lights in the upper section. The doors on the basement garage appear to be original.

Detail for 1421 ORANGE PL / Parcel ID 412400-0065 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gambrel 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
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
City of Seattle DCLU Microfilm Records.
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.

Photo collection for 1421 ORANGE PL / Parcel ID 412400-0065 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Apr 06, 2003
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