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Summary for 1324 4th AVE / Parcel ID 261770-0000 / Inv #

Historic Name: Halvorsen, Alexia, House Common Name:
Style: Colonial, Queen Anne - Stick Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1904
 
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 elegant and highlydetailed Colonial Revival house was built in 1904 for Alexia Halvorson, by local builder John Lawrence. It may have been originally built as a single family house, but it became a legal duplex in 1905. It appears to have been used as a multifamily building since that time. It is notable for its extensive detailing, including large decorative brackets, two rounded bays, a porch in the third dormer, and leaded glass windows. The 1970s city-wide survey noted its Stick and Shingle-style characteristics. Permit records indicate that the second floor was remodeled in 1951 by owner Malcolm Fox. The house is now owned as a condominium with seven units.
 
Appearance
This is a good example of a Colonial Revival American Foursquare, a particularly popular house form on Queen Anne and other Seattle neighborhoods during the first quarter of the 20th century. It has a hipped roof with deep eaves and curved brackets. There is a large gabled dormer on the front and smaller gabled dormers on each side. Cladding is narrow clapboard, with a wide dentilled belt course between the first and second floors, a narrower course below the first floor windows, and a concrete block foundation. The projecting porch covers the south half of the west fa├žade; it has an arched opening, two pairs of round columns and a clapboard balustrade. There is a porch above, with a balustrade with turned balusters. French doors open onto this upper porch. The second floor has a shallow rounded bay with three diamond pane leaded-glass windows. The large front dormer has a recessed porch as well, with turned balusters. The north elevation has a two-story three-sided bay with lozenge-patterned windows.

Detail for 1324 4th AVE / Parcel ID 261770-0000 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Block
Roof Type(s): Hip 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 Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: 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 1324 4th AVE / Parcel ID 261770-0000 / Inv #


Photo taken Aug 17, 2004

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