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Summary for 805 15th AVE / Parcel ID 1710400070 / Inv #

Historic Name: Unknown Common Name:
Style: Vernacular Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1902
In the opinion of the survey, this property is located in a potential historic districe (National and/or local).
This house is one of 22 "modern residences" that comprised the 1901 Columbia Terrace development. This block of rather eccentric and eclectic vernacular houses, interpreted in various romatic motifs, was developed by C. T. Smith and A. S. Kerry (Kerry Lumber Company) and designed by Robertson & Blackwell Architects. It is an excellent, relatively intact example of an early 20th century speculative housing development and as such enhances our knowledge of vernacular architecture and residential development in Seattle. This house is important as part of that unit and the historic streetscape it creates.
This vernacuar cottage is influenced by the Craftsman and Shingle styles. It has a front facing gable with inset proch. The porch and porch posts are clapboard and there is an arched porch entrance. Above the porch is a tiny half-round balcony.

Detail for 805 15th AVE / Parcel ID 1710400070 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status: INV
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood Foundation(s): Unknown
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Seattle P. I. December 23, 1901; March 13, 1902; and others.

Photo collection for 805 15th AVE / Parcel ID 1710400070 / Inv #

Photo taken Aug 01, 1991
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