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Summary for 512 W Barrett ST W / Parcel ID 337190-0040 / Inv #

Historic Name: Seattle Pacific College House Common Name:
Style: Modern - Contemporary Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1959
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 Modern house was designed for Seattle Pacific College in 1959, by the firm of Durham Anderson Freed. It is one of the relatively few modern houses built on Queen Anne during this period. It was most likely used for faculty housing, and is still owned by Seattle Pacific University. The firm of Durham, Anderson & Freed was first formed in 1942 as Stuart & Durham, a partnership of Robert Durham and B. Dudley Stuart. Following Stuart’s retirement in 1954, the firm reorganized as Durham, Anderson Freed. During World War II, the firm designed defense housing projects, but it is not otherwise known for residential work. Its designs included schools, banks, churches and commercial and military buildings, including Horizon House Retirement Home (1971), the AGC Building (1965), the University of Washington Atmospheric Sciences Building (1970) and the Evergreen State College library (1971). This house was designed during a period when the firm was doing extensive work for Seattle Pacific, including a campus plan, Hill Residence Halls (1962), the Weter Memorial Library (1963) and Demeray Hall (1967).
This house has several typical features of a Contemporary Modern residence. The house is oriented toward the panoramic view over the Ship Canal to the north and east. The street front is primarily a large carport beneath a shallow-pitched gable roof with wide eaves. The living areas are at the other end of the building, with a shallow gabled roof. The living/dining area has windows extending almost to the floor. The remainder of the house has relatively small sliding glass windows and wide cedar siding.

Detail for 512 W Barrett ST W / Parcel ID 337190-0040 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Rolled
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Education
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
City of Seattle DCLU Microfilm Records.
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Ochsner, Jeffrey Karl, ed. Shaping Seattle Architecture, A Historical Guide to the Architects. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1994.
McNichols, Donald. Seattle Pacific University: A Growing Vision, 1891-1991. Seattle Pacific University, 1991.

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