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Summary for 1412 E Aloha ST E / Parcel ID 1337300324 / Inv #

Historic Name: unknown Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne - Free Classic Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
Built By: Year Built: 1903
In the opinion of the survey, this property is located in a potential historic districe (National and/or local).
Although this house was built in 1903, about the same time as its neighbors, it reflects a simple version of the Queen Anne style, which would have been considered quite old-fashioned in a stylish neighborhood of 1903. Most nearby houses exhibit the more modern American Foursquare form. This house features the tall hipped roof, complex roofline, varied types of cladding (clapboard and shingles) and columned porch often seen in Queen Anne houses. This is one of the original Capitol Hill plats of James A. Moore, who gave the area its name. In 1900 Moore, who had already developed other Seattle neighborhoods, purchased and began platting 160 acres, roughly between 11th and 20th avenues, from Roy Street north to Galer. Before selling lots for construction, he graded and paved the streets (eliminating the dust that plagued many sections), installed sidewalks, water mains and sewer lines, and planned for street lights and telephone poles. Lots went on sale in 1901, heavily promoted to attract local business leaders as residents. This was the first part of Seattle developed in this way. Moore did not build houses for sale, but sold improved lots to builders or to people who then hired a builder to construct a home to their own taste. Covenants required that homes cost at least $3,000 to build and be at least 24 feet from the sidewalk. The 800 lots sold quickly to company owners, managers, executives, bankers, doctors, and attorneys. The lots grew in value by 300% over the next 12 years.

Detail for 1412 E Aloha ST E / Parcel ID 1337300324 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Hip Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
Williams, Jacqueline B. The Hill with a Future: Seattle's Capitol Hill 1900-1946. Seattle: CPK Ink, 2001.

Photo collection for 1412 E Aloha ST E / Parcel ID 1337300324 / Inv #

Photo taken Feb 10, 2006
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