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Summary for 213 W Comstock ST W / Parcel ID 173180-0470 / Inv #

Historic Name: Jones, Algernon and Mary, 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 a good and apparently intact example of an American Foursquare or Classic Box, one of the most popular house types on Queen Anne and Capitol Hill during the first decade of the 20th Century. It was built in 1908, but the builder and original owner are not known. It may well have been based on a pattern book design, as many similar designs are found in books such as the Western Home Builder published in Seattle by Victor Voorhees. The first identified owners were Algernon S. Jones, in the real estate business, and his wife Mary, who moved here in the 1920s. Mary lived here until the 1940s. They added the garage in 1925. The house was used as a duplex from about 1932 until the 1970s, when it became a bed and breakfast. In the 1980s it was owned by Robert Wallace, the president of Quicksoft, Inc., a software firm, and his wife Megan.
 
Appearance
This Classic Box has the typical hipped roof with a single hip-roofed dormer on the front. The projecting porch has a hip roof supported by two square columns, and a balustrade with square balusters. Cladding is narrow clapboard, with stucco on the second story. There are two belt courses, a wide one above the first floor windows and a narrower one below the second floor windows. The windows are large double-hung sash, with the upper sash having thirty small panes; two such windows are on the first and second floors of the main fa├žade and two more one the side elevations at the corners. Windows farther to the rear are one-over-one double hung sash. In the center of the second floor is a pair of small windows with a wide decorative wood surround with a dentilled cornice and dentils below.

Detail for 213 W Comstock ST W / Parcel ID 173180-0470 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Stucco, 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 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.

Photo collection for 213 W Comstock ST W / Parcel ID 173180-0470 / Inv #


Photo taken Aug 17, 2004
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