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Summary for 2020 E Galer ST E / Parcel ID 2125049111 / Inv #

Historic Name: Miller, George C., House Common Name:
Style: French Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
Built By: Year Built: 1931
 
Significance
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 classic example of the Norman French style, harkening back to medieval precedents with a semi-enclosed space with a square tower in the center. It was built for George C. Miller in 1931and has the steel casement windows that were popular in mansion-type homes of that period. These houses are on unplatted land that developed considerably later than the original Capitol Hill plats. Like 22nd Avenue E., Galer has outstanding mountain views and developed with grand houses such as this one. , 22nd Avenue developed with many fine houses like this one.
 
Appearance
This house has a gable and wing form with two-story square tower in the corner. Cladding is brick in shades of red and browns. The roofline is complex, with a steep (2-1/2 story) clipped gable main volume and a gables wing at the north end. To the south of the tower are two small gabled dormers. The entry, with a large arched red door, is in the center, just south of the tower. The first floor has two pairs of steel casement windows, with additional ones in the gable end and the dormers; the tower has a narrow arched leaded window.

Detail for 2020 E Galer ST E / Parcel ID 2125049111 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable - Clipped Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Irregular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Integrity
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
King County Tax Assessor Records, ca. 1932-1972.

Photo collection for 2020 E Galer ST E / Parcel ID 2125049111 / Inv #


Photo taken Oct 31, 2006
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