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Summary for 1004 E Galer ST E / Parcel ID 3398800140 / Inv #

Historic Name: Johnstone, Frederick & Margarite, House Common Name:
Style: Spanish - Eclectic Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
Built By: Year Built: 1922
This is an unusual house, especially for the time, with a flat roof and stepped parapet. It was built in 1923, by M. Ryberg, who may have been a builder. No architect or other contractor is listed on the permit (#220822). It appears that the first owners were Frederick and Margarite Johnstone; Johnstone was president of the Alaska Fish Company and the Tongass Trading Company, and served as vice-president of the Association of Pacific Fisheries. He died about 1927; his widow remained here until the 1940s. Later owners included Leonard J.Vanpell, of Vanpell Plastics, and his wife Edna; the family owned the house from the 1940s until the 1970s. According to the tax asesor records, the interior was well fitted, with a tile-faced fireplace, hardwood floors and two tiled bathrooms.
This unusual house is two stories tall in the rear, with a flat roof and stepped parapet. Cladding is stucco, in keeping with the red clay tile trim. The front section is one story, with the roof serving as a deck for the second floor. Its flat roof is supported by four columns. The entry vestibule in the center projects about four feet; it is sheltered by a bracketed shed roof with red clay tiles. The doorway and the small flanking windows have round arches. A 12-over-12 window is to the east; windows elsewhere are mostly six-over-six sash in pairs. To the west of the entry is a pair of windows with a wrought iron balustrade and a tile-clad shed roof.

Detail for 1004 E Galer ST E / Parcel ID 3398800140 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Stucco Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat with Parapet Roof Material(s): Unknown
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.
King County Tax Assessor Records, ca. 1932-1972.

Photo collection for 1004 E Galer ST E / Parcel ID 3398800140 / Inv #

Photo taken Nov 26, 2005
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