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Summary for 3023 10th AVE / Parcel ID 701520-1060 / Inv #

Historic Name: Gardner, Robert and Jean, House Common Name:
Style: Tudor Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1929
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 Tudor Revival house in Queen Anne Park was built in 1929 by the firm of Beck & Rasmussen, builders of several homes in Queen Anne. Its rather unusual configuration is very similar to that found on another house they built, at 812 W. Barrett St. The two structures may have been based on pattern book designs. The house may well have been built on speculation, and the original owner is not known. The first identified owner was Robert Gardner, a manager for the Armstrong Cork Company, and his wife Jean. Later owners included J. Howard Payne, a Puget Sound pilot (1940s-50s); Harry Fabbe, an editor with the Consolidated Press Printing Company, and his wife Elizabeth (1950s-60s); Casey Jones, director of the city budget office, and John Saven, deputy superintendent of Seattle City Light. Queen Anne Park, bounded roughly by W. Bertona, W. Barrett, Seventh Avenue W. and Eleventh Avenue W., was developed in 1926 by the Fred W. Keen Company, with the intention of creating an exclusive gated community. A key feature of the subdivision was its curving streets, laid out by Morford & Mowrey, Civil Engineers, to reduce the steep grades and “lend beauty to the homesites.” Each site had a view, with some houses being built on speculation and others for owners. Construction and sales were done by the J. L. Grandey Company. The company took great pride in the fact that concrete streets, sidewalks and utility installation were all completed before home construction began. Plans were made for 230 homes; however, the stock market crash of 1929 occurred before they were all built, so development occurred more slowly than planned. The result is that the numerous Revival styles from the 1920s-30s are mixed with buildings from the 1950s-60s. It was the first housing addition on Queen Anne to deviate from the standard rectilinear street grid, instead applying a curvilinear layout that responded to the contours of the terrain. The same notions of site design were used in the Maple View Park Addition, and Hill’s Queen Anne Park, which followed in 1927 and 1929.
This Tudor Revival house has a somewhat unusual form with a steeply-gabled main volume nested into a second gabled volume of similar height and only slightly less mass. The steep roof of the smaller volume, on the north side, swoops down over the small arched entry porch. On the south side is a large shed dormer (pierced by a tall brick chimney), providing nearly a full floor of space on the second story. Cladding is red brick, with white concrete lintels and sills on the windows. Most windows have leaded glass. The first story has a three-part window with large fixed pane center section flanked by two four-over-one double-hung windows; the grouping is large enough to nearly fill the space. Above is a pair of six-over-one windows, with two small arched decorative windows in the center, where the two volumes meet. A similar arched vent is in each gable end. Windows elsewhere are primarily six-over-one sash. On the front elevation, French doors (probably added) open onto a terrace above the garage.

Detail for 3023 10th AVE / Parcel ID 701520-1060 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick 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
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Slight
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.
Morford, George E., "Concrete Pavements First Improvement Specified for Queen Anne Park, Seattle," Concrete Highways and Public Improvements, February 1928.

Photo collection for 3023 10th AVE / Parcel ID 701520-1060 / Inv #

Photo taken Feb 13, 2003
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