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Summary for 24 W Lee ST W / Parcel ID 173180-1295 / Inv #

Historic Name: Kleinogel, Thomas, House Common Name:
Style: American Foursquare Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1908
 
Significance
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 an unusually ornate example of an American Foursquare, one of the most popular house forms on Queen Anne and other Seattle neighborhoods during the first quarter of the 20th century. It is particularly noted for its Art Nouveau-style window, a feature noted in the city's initial 1975 historic resources survey. It was built in 1905 for Thomas Kleinogel, a manager of the Armour Company, a major meat-packing firm. The architect and builder are not identified on the building permit. By 1921, it was evidently being used as a two-family house, as happened to many houses in the vicinity close to Queen Anne Avenue. It was formally converted to a duplex in 1952. Because of its proximity to the business district, it has also had commercial tenants. In 1984, work was done on the foundation and a side entry was changed to convert a basement office to apartment usel some basement windows were replaced.
 
Appearance
This ornate American Foursquare has a hip roof form with a single hip-roofed dormer on the front. Cladding is narrow clapboard below and wood shingle on the second story, with two belt courses between the two floors. The recessed porch on the west half of the main fa├žade has two round columns and brackets; the bulkhead and stairs are of wood. A balcony with turned balusters is above the porch. A tripartite window on the first floor is a primary feature, as the sides curve around the upper section, presenting an unusual Art Nouveau appearance. The second floor has two projecting corner bays, each with decorative multipaned windows and brackets beneath. Between these are two small double-hung windows with decorative muntins in the upper sections. A rounded bay window on the west elevations is topped by a small balconet with turned balusters. The building is largely intact except for some small vinyl windows on the basement level.

Detail for 24 W Lee ST W / Parcel ID 173180-1295 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood - Clapboard 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: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Integrity
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Plan: 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 24 W Lee ST W / Parcel ID 173180-1295 / Inv #


Photo taken Aug 17, 2004
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