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Summary for 405 McGraw ST / Parcel ID 352890-0535 / Inv #

Historic Name: Nordhoff House Common Name:
Style: Colonial - Dutch Colonial Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1905
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 house is an unusually detailed example of the Dutch Colonial revival style, with a relatively unusual form, with a corner entry. Little information has been found about its early history, as no building permit has been located. According to the King County Tax Assessor records, it was purchased in 1919 by N. Nordhoff, who does not appear in city directories. Later identified owners were Luke Zankich, a sales manager at NC Marine (1949-60) and Bruce Gascoigne, an insurance agent, and his wife Dorothea (1960s).
The house is partially hidden behind foliage, making it difficult to see. It has clapboard cladding and a cross-gable form with a gambrel roof section at the north end, with a prominent gabled dormer with a trio of windows below a cornice. Below this is a three-sided bay with a hip roof. The large dormer is flanked by two small hip-roof dormers. The entry is at the northwest corner, with a small recessed porch with a single round column. Adjoining the entry, to the south, is a small three-sided oriel window with leaded glass and brackets. Virtually all windows have lozenge-patterned glass in the upper sections; most are double hung sash, with some small casement windows. Each gable end has a round window with a wide surround. A newer gabled addition extends to the rear, with sliding windows and a gabled hood over the rear entry at the south end.

Detail for 405 McGraw ST / Parcel ID 352890-0535 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable, Gambrel 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
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Plan: Moderate
Changes to Windows: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.
King County Tax Assessor Records, ca. 1932-1972.

Photo collection for 405 McGraw ST / Parcel ID 352890-0535 / Inv #

Photo taken Aug 16, 2004
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