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Summary for 3042 10th AVE / Parcel ID 701520-0925 / Inv #

Historic Name: Grandey, Joseph & Ruth, House Common Name:
Style: Spanish - Eclectic Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1927
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 Spanish Revival house was built in 1927. The 1938 Tax Assessor's record provides an unusual amount of information about the home’s interior, noting its columns, arched doorways, beamed ceilings, tilework, and exceptionally large windows. It was called a "very well built and attractive house." The building permit has not been located, and the architect is not known. However, it was probably built by Joseph Grandey, a contractor who built several of the larger houses in the immediate vicinity. In November 1931it was purchased by Florence Lindauer, but in 1938 Grandey and his wife Ruth lived moved here. Queen Anne Park, bounded roughly by W. Bertona, W. Barrett, Seventh Avenue W. and Eleventh Avenue W., was developed in 1926 by the Fred W. Keen Company, with the intention of creating an exclusive gated community. A key feature of the subdivision was its curving streets, laid out by Morford & Mowrey, Civil Engineers, to reduce the steep grades and “lend beauty to the homesites.” Each site had a view, with some houses being built on speculation and others for owners. Construction and sales were done by the J. L. Grandey Company. The company took great pride in the fact that concrete streets, sidewalks and utility installation were all completed before home construction began. Plans were made for 230 homes; however, the stock market crash of 1929 occurred before they were all built, so development occurred more slowly than planned. The result is that the numerous Revival styles from the 1920s-30s are mixed with buildings from the 1950s-60s. It was the first housing addition on Queen Anne to deviate from the standard rectilinear street grid, instead applying a curvilinear layout that responded to the contours of the terrain. The same notions of site design were used in the Maple View Park Addition, and Hill’s Queen Anne Park, which followed in 1927 and 1929.
This house has a basic side gable form with a conical entry and stair tower near the center of of the main façade; the tower is slightly higher than the peak of the gabled roof. According to the Tax Assessor's records, the house is of concrete and brick construction, with stucco cladding; the roof is red clay tile. Large arched windows on the main façade and in the tower both contribute to the Spanish Revival feel. The tower window has elaborate leaded glass. The house sits on a large triangular lot that extends down to the next street, where the double garage is. This rear elevation has another large arched window and arched French doors that open onto a small wrought iron balcony above the garage. The north elevation also looks to the view, and has an arched window and a covered terrace. Windows elsewhere are primarily casements.

Detail for 3042 10th AVE / Parcel ID 701520-0925 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Stucco Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Clay Tile
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Brick No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: Slight
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.
Morford, George E., "Concrete Pavements First Improvement Specified for Queen Anne Park, Seattle," Concrete Highways and Public Improvements, February 1928.

Photo collection for 3042 10th AVE / Parcel ID 701520-0925 / Inv #

Photo taken Feb 13, 2003
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