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Summary for 308 Prospect ST / Parcel ID 545780-0920 / Inv #

Historic Name: Mohundro, James, House Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1892
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 unusual house was built in 1898, making it one of the oldest remaining houses in this vicinity on the south slope. It is notable for its castellated tower of red and buff brick, combined with shingle-clad gables. The house has been altered somewhat, as a garage has been added in front and the areas that are now shingled were once clad with clapboard. Despite the addition of the garage, the house is significant because of its age and unusual design. The building permit has not been found, so little is known about the origins of the house. In 1938 it was owned by the City of Seattle. In 1943 it was purchased by Adelia Updegraff; later owners were James P. Brook (1961), Maxine Morrell (1963) and Allan E. Smith, Jr. (1971). The current owner has owned it for the longest time, since 1972.
This house is a front gable structure with a shed roof wing across the front, a gabled wing to the west and brick cladding and a tower on the front. The tower is at the southwest corner, clad with red brick with buff brick trim around each windows, along the castellated top and in panels along the top section. Buff brick is also used for a belt course between the stories and to outline the garage doors. The tower has four one-over-one windows on each of its first two floors, with none on the top floor. To the east of the tower is a porch with a brick balustrade, above the garage. The flat-roofed entry porch here has two slender wood columns The garage was added before 1938, but the date is not known. Windows are one-over-one, with one on the first floor and two on the second. Cladding on the front gable end and the gabled wing to the west is wood shingles.

Detail for 308 Prospect ST / Parcel ID 545780-0920 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick, Shingle Foundation(s): Brick
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Irregular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Plan: Moderate
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
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 308 Prospect ST / Parcel ID 545780-0920 / Inv #

Photo taken Aug 30, 2004
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