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Summary for 1518 22nd AVE / Parcel ID 1822300120 / Inv #

Historic Name: Kreyscher/Gent House Common Name:
Style: Vernacular Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1904
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
The Kreyscher/Gent House was constructed about 1904. William H. Kreyscher, an architect and builder, owned the property and liked designed and built the house in 1904. Kreyscher owned most, if not all, of the lots on this block and likely sold the houses as the were completed. Daniel Gent purchased one of his houses and the Gents lived there for five or six years. Daniel Gent worked as a caller and stock keeper for Northern Pacific Railroad. Also residing there were Oscar Gent, who worked as a laborer for Washington Iron Works before becoming a fireman for Seattle Fire Department. Roy Gent, another member of the family, printed for Kelly Printing Company. They Gents moved from the house about 1911. They continued to own the residence until 1915 when they sold it to Jennie and William H. Austin, an engineer and machinist. In 1927 E. T. Sanborn acquired the house. The Gent House appears to meet City of Seattle Landmark criteria due to the age of the structure (over 100 years old) and minimal alterations.
The Kreyscher/Gent House is a front gambrel vernacular house with full width porch on the west elevation. Small shed dormers and north and south elevations. Appears unaltered since constructed in 1904.

Detail for 1518 22nd AVE / Parcel ID 1822300120 / Inv #

Classication: District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gambrel Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
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 Plan: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: 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 1518 22nd AVE / Parcel ID 1822300120 / Inv #

Photo taken Jun 05, 2005
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