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Summary for 319 W Kinnear PL W / Parcel ID 388090-0375 / Inv #

Historic Name: McDonald, Donald, House Common Name:
Style: American Foursquare Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1905
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 is an American Foursquare or Classic Box, one of the most popular house forms built in Seattle from 1900 to 1910, a period which saw a tripling of the city’s population. It was built in 1905 by Thomas Procunier, a local contractor, probably from a pattern book design. The house was built for Donald V. McDonald, a railroad worker; his family apparently owned the house here until 1946. Later owners included C. Frederick Stabbert, owner of Stabbert’s Roofing Supply (1950s), and his wife Roberta, and Melvin Cox, a Boeing employee, and his wife Ilorena (1960s). In 1966 it was purchased by Donald W. Smith, a Seattle Public Schools administrator; he and his wife Caroline remained here until the 1980s.
This American Foursquare has the typical hip-roof form with hip-roofed dormers on the front and the south side. It has deep open eaves with curved brackets. The projecting porch at the center of the façade has a hip roof supported by two square paneled columns. The oak door has a wide wood surround with leaded sidelights. Most windows are double-hung with a lattice-like decorative pattern (wood) in the upper sash There is a large window east of the porch, and smaller ones in the dormers. Above the porch is a group of three similar windows, with groups of smaller ones flanking the porch. The second floor has two projecting corner bays, a feature often found in Box houses in Seattle. Each has two large windows. Cladding is narrow clapboard with a wide belt course at the level of the second floor windows. The south elevation has a hip-roofed bay with lattice windows. Windows elsewhere are one-over-one double hung sash. To the east, slightly below the level of the house, is a garage with a deck on top.

Detail for 319 W Kinnear PL W / Parcel ID 388090-0375 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): 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
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Plan: 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 319 W Kinnear PL W / Parcel ID 388090-0375 / Inv #

Photo taken Mar 30, 2003
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