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Summary for 9115 7th AVE / Parcel ID Unknown / Inv #

Historic Name: Unknown Common Name:
Style: Vernacular Neighborhood: South Park
Built By: Year Built: 1905
In the opinion of the survey, this property is located in a potential historic districe (National and/or local).
This house is significant as an intact vernacular Queen Anne house and as such enhances our knowledge of South Park's development. It is also important for its association with the small farming and orchard activities that characterized the early community. G. E. Purdy acquired this property in 1938.
This house is an excellent, intact example of vernacular interpretation of the Queen Anne style. The main mass of the house is square with a steeply pitched end-gable roof. A dominant front facing gable dormer centers the façade and a similar one at the rear of the house. The full-width hipped porch has a pedimented entrance. Porch posts are turned and the baluster is composed of turned spindles. Spool work decorates the porch cornice. Finials decorate gable peaks and the corners of the eave. This house bears similarities in material and detail to 9160 Seventh Ave S. The house and its setting contribute to the historic pastoral setting.

Detail for 9115 7th AVE / Parcel ID Unknown / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Unknown
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Irregular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Agriculture
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Changes to Windows: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.

Photo collection for 9115 7th AVE / Parcel ID Unknown / Inv #

Photo taken Jun 01, 1991

Photo taken Apr 10, 1979
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