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Summary for 2431 Westview DR / Parcel ID 787150-0765 / Inv #

Historic Name: Newbrand, David & Norvella, House Common Name:
Style: Colonial - Colonial Revival Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1911
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 house was designed by Daniel Huntington in 1911, shortly before he became city architect and while he was working with Carl Gould. It is mentioned in the essay on Huntington in "Shaping Seattle Architecture." Huntington, one of Seattle's most prominent architects, was originally from New York, but began his architectural career in Denver in 1889. After work in New York and again in Denver, he arrived in Seattle about 1904 and in 1907 formed a partnership with James Schack. He later worked with Carl Gould and Arthur Loveless, designing numerous residences and commercial buildings with each firm. His most important role was as City of Seattle architect from 1912 until 1921, during which period he designed the Lake Union Steam Plant and at least ten fire stations and libraries, many of which are designated landmarks. He later became known for apartments, schools and institutional buildings. The client for this relatively modest home was David Newbrand, who worked for the Pacific Coast Coal Company, and his wife Norvella. Later owners included Joseph Haughey (1936-46) and P. U. Wolgemuth (1946-56). The current owners, Leo and Margaret Cummings, purchased the house in 1956.
This small house is difficult to see from either side, but appears to be intact. The west elevation, high above the street and hidden by a hedge, has a hipped roof and a frieze with a delicate fluted pattern. A small hipped dormer on this side has a pair of eight-light windows. The recessed porch at the northwest corner has two pairs of round columns and a three-part window with multipaned side sections. There may be some alterations to the windows on the west. Columns also appear at both corners (northeast and southeast) of the east elevation, which faces Westview Drive. The entry is half-way down the south elevation, with a gabled portico with two smooth columns and pilasters. Windows that are visible are primarily 12-over-one sash. Cladding is wood shingles.

Detail for 2431 Westview DR / Parcel ID 787150-0765 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle 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
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Plan: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.
Ochsner, Jeffrey Karl, ed. Shaping Seattle Architecture, A Historical Guide to the Architects. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1994.

Photo collection for 2431 Westview DR / Parcel ID 787150-0765 / Inv #

Photo taken Aug 16, 2004

Photo taken Jan 16, 2003
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