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Summary for 2003 Boylston AVE / Parcel ID 290220-0006 / Inv #

Historic Name: 2003 Boylston Common Name: 2003 Boylston
Style: Colonial Neighborhood: Eastlake
Built By: Year Built: 1925
 
Significance
This small building is an excellent example of the small apartment structures in the Eastlake neighborhood. Eastlake, despite its small size, has a wide variety of land uses, including industry, maritime industry, marinas, large institutions, a dense commercial strip and single family homes. Its key location between Lake Union and Capitol Hill has long made it an important north/south route connecting downtown with the University of Washington and other neighborhoods. Streetcars began running here as early as 1885, making it a logical location for apartment living. The numerous older apartment buildings, including a significant cluster of bungalow courts, are typically small in scale to fit in with the single family homes. This small building, built in 1925, had five units in 1937, but has since been remodeled to accommodate six units, averaging 656 square feet. It looks essentially like a large single-family house in the Georgian style. It is highly intact.
 
Appearance
This small building essentially has the appearance of a large single family home, with a hip roof and a symmetrical fa├žade. It is rectangular in plan, with two stories with an additional basement level open to the sloping backyard. It is of wood frame construction with red brick veneer cladding. The center entry has one step sheltered by a Colonial-style arched hood supported by scrolled brackets. The entry is flanked by two three-part windows each with a picture window and two six-over-one double hung windows. Above the entry are two pairs of six-over-one wooden windows, flanked by another pair, slightly larger. The side elevations have pairs of six-over-one windows.

Detail for 2003 Boylston AVE / Parcel ID 290220-0006 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Hip Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Multiple Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Integrity
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.
King County Tax Assessor Records, ca. 1932-1972.
City of Seattle, Department of Planning and Development, Microfilm Records.

Photo collection for 2003 Boylston AVE / Parcel ID 290220-0006 / Inv #


Photo taken Jun 20, 2006
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