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Summary for 8 W Prospect ST W / Parcel ID 173180-0070 / Inv #

Historic Name: Graaf House Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne - Free Classic Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1900
 
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 simple Queen Anne-style house is notable as a relatively intact example of this style that is increasingly rare on Queen Anne, and for the fact that it remained in the same family for more than forty years. It was purchased by Ernest S. Graaf, a plumber, in the 1930s, and remained in the family into the 1970s. It is Free Classic Queen Anne in style. A polygonal bay window with lattice sash gives a Queen Anne element, while the front gables and porch with a gabled pediment and columns evoke the Classical style.
 
Appearance
This house reflects characteristics of the Free Classic Queen Anne style, with a tall front gable with returns supported by large carved brackets. A distinctive octagonal flat-roofed bay projects on the south side of the main fa├žade; it has four windows with lattice transoms. The recessed porch, to the east, has a gabled pediment, two round columns and a clapboard balustrade. Above this is a gabled dormer with an arched window, set into the eave line. The west elevation has a square gabled bay. Cladding is clapboard.

Detail for 8 W Prospect ST W / Parcel ID 173180-0070 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Hip 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
Integrity
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
City of Seattle DCLU Microfilm Records.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.

Photo collection for 8 W Prospect ST W / Parcel ID 173180-0070 / Inv #


Photo taken Aug 16, 2004
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