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Summary for 606 Lee ST / Parcel ID 609650-0170 / Inv #

Historic Name: Moore-Hartshorne House Common Name:
Style: American Foursquare Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1906
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, largely hidden from view, was built in 1906 for Frank and Tilla Moore. Moore was listed in the city directories as a "miner," so he may have had good fortune in the Klondike gold fields or in the mines of Idaho. The house was purchased in 1926 by Leonard Hartshorne, the owner of the 20th Century Top Shop, a manufacturer and provider of auto tops. His wife, Leonora, a nurse, continued to live here after her husband’s death, into the 1970s. The house is notable for its large size, detailing, and prominent siting, although vegetation makes it difficult to see. Architect Henderson Ryan is probably best known as the designer of the Ballard Public Library (1903-04), a National Register property. He arrived in Seattle in 1898 after attending the Unviresity of Kentucky. He first worked as a contractor-builder, establishing an architectural practice in 1900. Other projects were the Roycroft Apartments (1906-07), the Waldorf Hotel (1906-07, demolished for the Washington State Convention Center), and the Neptune Theater (1921-22) in the University District.
This house sits prominently above Lake Union, atop a high rockery surrounded by a high hedge and fence. It is a large stucco-clad American Foursquare with typical projecting corner bay windows supported by curved brackets. The hipped roof has deep eaves with curved Italianate brackets. The south elevation has a dormer with a clipped gable roof, Italianate brackets and three casement windows. Windows on the second floor have upper sashes with a large diamond pattern; the first floor windows are not visible. A large porch along most of the south side has a hipped roof, curved brackets and stone pillars. A second small porch is located at the northwest corner. In the rear (north) is a detached two-story garage and apartment structure, built in 1995.

Detail for 606 Lee ST / Parcel ID 609650-0170 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Stucco Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable 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 Plan: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: 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.
Ochsner, Jeffrey Karl, ed. Shaping Seattle Architecture, A Historical Guide to the Architects. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1994.

Photo collection for 606 Lee ST / Parcel ID 609650-0170 / Inv #

Photo taken Sep 24, 2004

Photo taken Mar 18, 2003
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