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Summary for 1411 1st AVE / Parcel ID 173230-0095 / Inv #

Historic Name: Hamel, Floyd & Margaret, House Common Name:
Style: Colonial - Dutch Colonial Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1923
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 is a good example of the Dutch Colonial style, one of the most popular residential designs built in the 1920s on Queen Anne. It is a somewhat unusual variation, with a small gambrel-roof wing on the street elevation. The original 1923 construction permit has not been found, so the builder and original owner are not known. However, by 1931 it was owned by Seattle Trust Company, so was perhaps one of the many houses repossessed during the Depression. The first identified owner, in 1938, was Joseph E. Herley, a log scaler. The primary owners, from the 1940s through the early 1990s, were Floyd Hamel, owner of the Hamel Insurance Agency, and his wife Margaret.
This two-story Dutch Colonial house has a gambrel roof and clapboard cladding. The entry is on the side (south) with a small porch with a gable roof supported by two round columns; the west end is glassed in. The door has leaded glass sidelights and is flanked by two large ten-over-one double-hung windows. Two pairs of eight-over-one windows are on the second floor. The street elevation on the north side has a narrow wing with a very steep gambrel roof reflecting the main gambrel. Each side of the wing has a narrow shed dormer with a ten-over-one double-hung window; similar windows are on the first floor, with a pair of six-over-one windows in the gable end. A small stained glass window with a spider pattern has been added at the northeast corner. The north elevation has a simple secondary entry with no porch and several small windows. A deck has been added on the west side, toward the view, with new doors and windows; these are not visible from the street.

Detail for 1411 1st AVE / Parcel ID 173230-0095 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): 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 Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.

Photo collection for 1411 1st AVE / Parcel ID 173230-0095 / Inv #

Photo taken Apr 06, 2003
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