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Summary for 665 W Highland DR W / Parcel ID 173280-0490 / Inv #

Historic Name: Black, Lyman and Marion, House Common Name:
Style: Tudor Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1939
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 large house was built in 1939, after most of the other large houses on West Highland Drive, and it is more modern than others, with glass block, metal window sash, a rambling floorplan and a three-car garage, taking advantage of its large lot at the edge of the hill. It was built for Lyman H. Black, president of the Black Manufacturing Company, a clothing factory in Pioneer Square. He and his wife Marion had previously lived nearby at 303 W. Prospect Street. They remained here until the 1950s, when it was purchased by George W. Marshall, the president of Foster and Marshall, a brokerage firm, and his wife Margaret. In the late 1960s, Richard Eberharter, president of Eberharter & Gaunt, a general contracting firm, bought the house. He and his wife Betty remained here until 2000.
This is an unusual house for this neighborhood, because of its large lot and rambling floorplan. The main volume has a hip roof, with a hip roof wing extending on the front; the portion of the house behind the wing to the west is not visible, hidden by shrubs. Cladding is red brick with wood shingles on the roof; the rear elevation has horizontal wood siding. A grade-level terrace extends across the front of the house, its roof supported by plain square posts. The narrow porch above it has a balustrade with turned balusters and two pairs of French doors. The entry, near the juncture of the two wings, has a distinctive carved door and glass block sidelights. Most of the other windows are three- or four-light metal casements. The house sits behind a large front lawn with numerous shrubs and a driveway curving beneath the second floor to the three-car garage at the east end of the house. The driveway goes between the house and the garage with a room above the driveway.

Detail for 665 W Highland DR W / Parcel ID 173280-0490 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Hip Roof Material(s): Wood - Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Irregular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Manufacturing/Industry
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
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 665 W Highland DR W / Parcel ID 173280-0490 / Inv #

Photo taken Dec 27, 2004
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