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Summary for 1349 13th AVE / Parcel ID 7660100100 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne - Shingle Neighborhood: Beacon Hill
Built By: Year Built: 1901
Built in 1901, the building was owned by R Kelby, who added a garage in March of 1919. Frederick P. and Janet M. Taylor resided in the building from 1901 through 1938. Mr. Taylor ran F. P. Taylor & Company, a wholesale produce company at 918 Western Avenue. In 1900, the Taylor’s lived at 1322 13th Avenue South. By 1937, Mr. Taylor was a watchman at American Mail Line. By 1941, Henry S. Luke owned the building. In 1947, building owner, J. O. Lewis, enclosed the rear porch. Justin O. Lewis ran a boarding house out of the building through 1953. Robert and Sylvia Tenneson purchased the building in 1951 for $11,000. Mr. and Mrs. Tenneson resided in the building from 1955 through 1957. From 1959 through 1970, Joanna Janio lived in the building. Beacon Hill is a long north-south tending ridge located southeast of downtown Seattle and stands 350 feet at its highest point. The hill’s steep topography deterred substantial Euro-American settlement through the early 1880s. Then, development of the area was stimulated by the introduction of streetcar lines in the 1890s, its proximity to Seattle’s main industrial area to the west, and the regrading of the hill’s north end in the early 1900s. Originally acquired by the City in 1898, Jefferson Park was integrated into Seattle’s Olmsted system of parks, and the Olmsted Brothers prepared a plan for the park in 1912. The first public golf course west of the Mississippi opened at Jefferson Park in 1915. Jefferson Park has exerted a profound positive influence on the development of the Beacon Hill neighborhood. Because of its proximity to the International District, Japanese and Chinese families moved to Beacon Hill starting in the 1920s. World War I and II stimulated a surge in housing development associated with wartime industry. The construction of Interstate 5 in the 1960s and Interstate 90 in the 1980s sliced through the neighborhoods and contributed to Beacon Hill’s relative isolation. Today, Beacon Hill is an ethnically diverse working class community, which has a mixed Asian, Chicano, African American, and Caucasian population.
Built in 1901, this elegant, Shingle and Queen Anne style-influenced, American Foursquare style, single-family dwelling stands on a prominent rectangular corner lot at the intersection of South Atlantic Street and Thirteenth Avenue South. The building is oriented to Thirteenth Avenue South on a flat site elevated 3’ above street level. This 1215 square foot, two-and-a-half story house with a partial basement features a rectangular plan, measuring approximately 27’ by 46’, with a 27’ by 8’ full facade front porch. A brick foundation supports the wood frame, shingle-clad superstructure. Asphalt composition roofing covers the varied gable roof lines. Decorative shingles highlight the gable ends. The shingles wrap around with window openings forming a curved surface. Two notable upper story dormers were removed after 1937. A prominent fascia wraps the building below the slightly projecting eaves. Wood sash 1:1 windows provide day lighting with tilt sash gable end windows. Prominent two story bay windows extend along the south and east facades. Simple contemporary columns replaced the original clusters of slender columns supporting the front porch balcony. A contemporary railing extends along the balcony. Two direct flights of stairs lead from the street to the front door. A prominent partially exterior brick chimney services the building.

Detail for 1349 13th AVE / Parcel ID 7660100100 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Shingle - Combed Foundation(s): Brick
Roof Type(s): Gable, Hip Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Irregular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two & ½
Unit Theme(s):
Changes to Plan: Slight
Changes to Windows: Moderate
Changes to Original Cladding: Moderate
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. Survey of City-Owned Historic Resources. Prepared by Cathy Wickwire, Seattle, 2001. Forms for Ravenna Park structures.
Tobin, Caroline. (2004) "Beacon Hill Historic Context Statement."

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Photo taken Sep 18, 2003

Photo taken Sep 18, 2003

Photo taken Sep 18, 2003

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