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Summary for 1425 E Ward ST E / Parcel ID 1337300255 / Inv #

Historic Name: unknown Common Name:
Style: American Foursquare - Craftsman Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
Built By: Year Built: 1905
 
Significance
In the opinion of the survey, this property is located in a potential historic districe (National and/or local).
This is a relatively simple American Foursquare with distinctive banded ornamentation and deep eaves with brackets that show a Craftsman influence. It is located in James Moore's third Capitol Hill plat, just off the stretch of 14th Avenue East known as Millionaires' Row, an “Avenue of Mansions” with the homes of many of Seattle's early business leaders. 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. The response was immediate. The quality infrastructure, convenient transportation, schools and other amenities proved to be very popular and the area was largely developed, with sizable, attractive houses, within only a few years. This location, at the north end, was one of the later sections to develop. This is also one of the earlier examples of the American Foursuare house, which have their greatest concentration on Capitol Hill. They are often called the Classic Box or Seattle Box, because of its local popularity. They were built primarily between 1905 and 1910. There are typically eight main rooms on two floors--living room, hall, dining room and kitchen downstairs and four bedrooms upstairs. Two reasons for the popularity of the form were that it provided a large amount of space for reasonable cost, and that it could easily be personalized for varying tastes and budgets.
 
Appearance

Detail for 1425 E Ward ST E / Parcel ID 1337300255 / 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
Integrity
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
Williams, Jacqueline B. The Hill with a Future: Seattle's Capitol Hill 1900-1946. Seattle: CPK Ink, 2001.
King County Tax Assessor Records, ca. 1932-1972.

Photo collection for 1425 E Ward ST E / Parcel ID 1337300255 / Inv #


Photo taken Feb 11, 2007
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