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Summary for 357 Galer ST / Parcel ID 609600-0320 / Inv #

Historic Name: Deibert-Turner House Common Name:
Style: American Foursquare 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 is a good example of an American Foursquare, although it has been altered with two new dormers. It is well detailed, with extensive leaded glass and prominent brackets. It was built in 1905 for Ambrose Deibert, vice-president of Star Machinery, and his wife Helen. The builder and architect are not knwon, but this is a common style that probably came from a pattern book. The next identified owner was P. A. Hoiby, who purchased the house in 1936. Albert Turner, who owned a grocery store, and his wife Rith, were the primary owners, living here from the 1950s to the 1980s. They were well known in the Queen Anne community.
Tis Foursquare has the typical hipped-roof form with a single original hipped dormer on the front; all the roofs have rounded brackets. Two newer dormers, with larger windows, have been added on the east and west elevations. The projecting porch on the west half of the main façade has a hipped roof supported by two square columns and a balustrade with square balusters., The oak-and-glass door has a wide wood surround with sidelights. Cladding is narrow clapboard, with a belt course between the two stories. Above the entry is a wide awning window with a wood surround and shed roof. At the northeast corner is a bay windows supported by prominent decorative brackets and topped with a pointed roof; the original spire has been removed. The west elevation has a square hanging bay with four tall narrow windows (probably on a stairway); the basement entry is below this bay. Toward the rear is a larger hipped bay. Most windows on the front have lozenge-patterned leaded glass. Windows elsewhere are one-over-one double-hung sash. There is a chimney on the front elevation, which appears to have been added at an unknown date. The foundation is of concrete block.

Detail for 357 Galer ST / Parcel ID 609600-0320 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Block
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: two & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: Slight
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 357 Galer ST / Parcel ID 609600-0320 / Inv #

Photo taken Dec 27, 2004
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