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Summary for 1532 3rd AVE / Parcel ID 423290-3484 / Inv #

Historic Name: Aronson, Jake & Bella, House Common Name:
Style: American Foursquare - Craftsman Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1907
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 distinctive house was built in 1907, and is notable for its Craftsman detailing and extraordinary stained glass, which is particularly unusual in a relatively modest house such as this. It was built by a carpenter, Benjamin B. Wells, for Mrs. O. O. Newsom. However, Mrs. Newsom does not appear in city directories, and nothing is known of her. In the 1920s-30s the house was owned by Jake and Bella Aronson. Later owners included John and Petrena Onstad (1940-1956) and Rudolph and Anna Hauselman (1956-1969).
The most outstanding feature of this 2-1/2 story Craftsman house is the tulip-patterned stained glass. The house has a hipped roof with deep eaves; on the front (west) and north are hipped dormers with deep eaves, curved brackets and two 3-light casement windows. The second floor has projecting corner bays with one-over-one windows. In the center is an extraordinary ensemble, an oriel window with two tulip-patterned stained glass windows flanking a wood panel, topped by ornate carved ornamentation. The tulip pattern glass is repeated in the sidelights flanking the front door and in a large bow window on the porch. The glass is also found in the square bays on the north and south elevations. The full-width porch has a hipped roof with two square columns with capitals and bases flanking the central stairs; a group of three similar columns is found at each end of the porch, with horizontal connecting pieces. The south elevation has a hipped roof bay, with a square bay with stained glass and brackets on the north elevation. The rear (east) has three small casement windows and a small shed roofed enclosed porch on the second floor. Cladding on the first floor is clapboard, with wood shingles above. The second story flares out slightly, and a wide belt course separates the two materials. The foundation is of rough faced original concrete block.

Detail for 1532 3rd AVE / Parcel ID 423290-3484 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Block
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 & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.

Photo collection for 1532 3rd AVE / Parcel ID 423290-3484 / Inv #

Photo taken Sep 27, 2004
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