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Summary for 314 NE 57th ST NE / Parcel ID 3856902635 / Inv #

Historic Name: Hudson, E. L. House Common Name: Hudson House
Style: Vernacular Neighborhood: Green Lake
Built By: Year Built: 1902
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
The Hudson House was constructed in 1902. House builder Edward Hudson (b. ca 1844) and family moved to Seattle at the dawn of the new century. He was drawn to the city by the influx of new residents seeking homes. Edward born in Massachusetts, by 1866 lived in Indiana where he met his wife Mary (b. ca 1847). By 1901, they had moved west and settled in the Green Lake neighborhood. At the beginning of summer 1902 the Seattle building department issued Hudson a permit for his own home, a 26x26 foot cottage. By the end of the year, the Hudsons moved in and remained there for about nine years. Seattle exploded in population during this decade tripling in size by adding 160,000 residents which created a high demand for houses. Initially the nearest streetcars (Ravenna line along University Way and Green Lake line) were about half a mile from the house. For awhile, daughter Eva (b. 1867), a music teacher, and son in law Albert McCoy (b. 1872), a street railway electrician, boarded in the house. In the early 1910s, the Hudsons moved to the Loyal Heights neighborhood. Later occupants. From 1919 through the 1930s Alfred W. and Annie L. Woodland; during World War II, son Frederick W. Woodland and his wife Margaret inherited the house and lived there; after World War II through the early 1960s Samuel and Brenta Abbey occupied the house. Joseph J. Ryan purchased the house in 1965. The 1975 Historic Seattle Survey of the Greenlake neighborhood listed the house as Significant to the Community. In 1979 the Seattle Historic Resources Survey inventoried the house. The residence appears to meet City of Seattle Landmark criteria due to the age of the structure (over 100 years old) and minimal alterations.
On June 25, 1902 E. L. Hudson acquired a building permit for a 1 1/2 story frame cottage that measured 26 x 26 feet. In 1907 Hudson obtained a building permit to construct an 1 1/2 story 16 x 16 rear (north) addition for a kitchen. This is the only residence with a Mansard roof located for the pre 1906 Early Seattle Building Survey. Turret located on southwest corner of residence. West and north elevations have a total of three gable dormers and south elevation has a shed dormer. Porch wraps around the entire west and south elevations with circular columns supporting the shed roof. A portion of the porch is enclosed in glass. A box bay window on first floor of north elevation.

Detail for 314 NE 57th ST NE / Parcel ID 3856902635 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle Foundation(s): Stone
Roof Type(s): Mansard Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
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 Original Cladding: Moderate
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.
City of Seattle. Seattle Inventory Field Form. 1979.
Sanborn Map Company. Insurance Maps of Seattle, Washington. (New York, Sanborn Map Company, 1904-1905) 4 volumes.
Sanborn Map Company. Insurance Maps of Seattle, Washington. (New York, Sanborn Map Company, 1916-1919) volumes 1, 3, 4, 5, 6.
Sanborn Map Company. Insurance Maps of Seattle, Washington. (New York, Sanborn Map Company, 1949-1950 update) 11 volumes.
Seattle Daily Bulletin
Historic Seattle Preservation and Development Authority. “Greenlake: An Inventory of Buildings and Urban Design Resources.” Seattle: Historic Seattle, 1975.

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