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Summary for 3263 Conkling PL / Parcel ID 701520-0170 / Inv #

Historic Name: Hanley, Merle & Mae Beth, House Common Name:
Style: Tudor Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1931
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).
Tudor Revival was one of the most popular residential styles in Seattle during the 1920s, and Queen Anne is particularly rich with examples. This house is one of five Tudor houses built by Kenneth R. Stewart in Queen Anne Park. Another house of similar design (836 W. Etruria), apparently built by Joseph Grandey Inc., is also included in the inventory. That one was designed by local architects Baker, Vogel and Roush, and this may have been as well. It is an example of a modest “builder’s Tudor,” which have the typical steep gable roofs, red brick cladding and details such as half-timbering and leaded windows, but on a small scale. This example, and several others nearby, is distinguished by the small hexagonal entry turret. The house was purchased by Frederick Kvalshaug, a Seattle City light repairman, in 1931. Later owners include Harold Cammann, a salesman, and his wife Esther (1943s) and Robert A. Lundberg, a Boeing supervisor, and his wife Augusta (1950s). The owner with the longest tenure has been Dr. Merle Hanley, a dentist, and his wife Mae Beth, who purchased the house about 1960 and remain there today. The house has retained a high degree of integrity; a dormer was added on the rear in 1961. 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 is a simple gable and wing house with a hexagonal turret (of the same height as the adjacent gable) in the center, at the point where the wing and gable sections are joined. The turret is primarily clad in red brick like the rest of the house, but has stucco and half timbering detail on the upper section. It functions as the entry foyer, with a large arched oak door and a small arched diamond-paned window. There is no porch, but a stoop with concrete steps and a black wrought iron handrail. To the west of the turret is a large leaded-glass window. To the east, the prominent gable end has three casement windows with leaded diamond detailing; the garage is below. The second floor of the gabled end, with clapboard cladding, has a pair of similar windows.

Detail for 3263 Conkling PL / Parcel ID 701520-0170 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick, Stucco, Wood - Clapboard 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: one & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Windows: Intact
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 3263 Conkling PL / Parcel ID 701520-0170 / Inv #

Photo taken Aug 16, 2004
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