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Summary for 2412 1st AVE / Parcel ID 213870-0485 / Inv #

Historic Name: Trygstad-Gunnersen House Common Name:
Style: Vernacular Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1905
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 modest cottage is an example of a “Workingman’s Foursquare,” a smaller and less costly version of the American Foursquare that was particularly popular in Seattle during the first decade of the 20th Century. It was built in 1905 by Wayne Sumner, a carpenter living in Wallingford. Since he appears to have not lived here, it may have been built on speculation, perhaps from a pattern book design. The first owner is not known, but it was purchased in 1938 by Mrs. Ione Trygstad, a dressmaker and clerk at an apparel shop. In 1962 it was purchased by John Gunnersen, a commercial fisherman, and his wife, Elsie; David Gunnersen now owns the house.
This hip-roofed cottage gains a partial second floor with hipped dormers on the front and both side elevations. Each dormer has two one-over-one windows. The full-width recessed porch has three square posts with simple capitols, scroll brackets and a clapboard railing. The south end is enclosed by a multipaned window, which predates 1938. The large window on the porch has a multipaned transom with a Y pattern. The three-sided hanging bay on the south has newer windows. Cladding is primarily clapboard, with shingles on the dormers and vertical boards on the basement level. A garage has been constructed on the basement level in the front; this may have been added since 1938.

Detail for 2412 1st AVE / Parcel ID 213870-0485 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Vertical - Boards, 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: one & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Plan: Slight
Major Bibliographic References
City of Seattle DCLU Microfilm Records.
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.

Photo collection for 2412 1st AVE / Parcel ID 213870-0485 / Inv #

Photo taken Feb 08, 2003
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