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Summary for 165 Valley ST / Parcel ID 545730-0635 / Inv #

Historic Name: German Evangelical Church Common Name: Present Time
Style: Vernacular Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1907
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).
The German Evangelical Church was first established in 1891, meeting at West Harrison Street and Taylor Avenue North. In 1907 that facility was replaced by this building, which was initially called Evangelical Auditorium. It ceased operating as a church in the 1960s and sat vacant until being renovated for use as a counseling center in the 1970s. Although it has not been used as a church for decades, it remains one of Queen Anne's oldest and best examples of vernacular religious architecture. Its most distinctive features, two large stained glass windows on the east and north facades, remain intact. However, the original steeple and the four small turrets that surrounded it have been removed, and other windows have ben replaced.
This large gabled structure has a square tower at the northeast corner. Cladding is clapboard with brick on the basement level. The original entry is through a Gothic-arched doorway at the base of the tower. The current entry is through plain double doors at the basement level at the southeast corner. Large Gothic-arched stained glass windows remain on the north and east elevations. A circular window at the top of the tower has been replaced with plain glass, as have arched windows in the tower and above the current entry. There are also two plain square windows above the stained glass arch on the main elevation. The north elevation has a large gabled dormer with prominent brackets.

Detail for 165 Valley ST / Parcel ID 545730-0635 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Religion - Religious facility Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Religion
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Plan: Intact
Other: Moderate
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Reinartz, Kay F. Queen Anne: Community on the Hill. Seattle: Queen Anne Historical Society, 1993.

Photo collection for 165 Valley ST / Parcel ID 545730-0635 / Inv #

Photo taken Sep 04, 2004
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