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Summary for 425 Smith ST / Parcel ID 352890-0290 / Inv #

Historic Name: Lackner-Turley House Common Name:
Style: Tudor Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1925
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).
The original owner of this Tudor house was contractor Matt Horn, who appears to have built it as a speculative venture. It is notable for its rather unusual Tudor design, using stucco rather than the more common brick, and featuring dramatic gables. The first known resident owners were Jack Lackner, an engineer for Texaco, and his wife Jessie, who purchased it in 1937 and remained here until the 1950s. At that time Abel G. Turley, an engineer at Pacific Telephone, and his wife Gertrude bought the house. The Turleys still own it, after nearly fifty years.
This is house has an unusual Tudor form, with tall, steep asymmetrical front-facing gables placed on a side-gable form. The entry is in the center, through a round arch set inside a dramatic pointed Tudor arch that projects about four feet. The round arched door is of oak. Most windows have leaded glass in a Prairie-style six-over-one configuration. The entry is flanked by a three-part window on each side with six-over-one side windows. The larger gable has a group of three casement windows on the second floor and an arched vent in the gable end. The smaller gable has a pair of six-over-one windows and a shed dormer on the east end. Two similar windows sit in the side-gabled section between the two gables. The east elevation has a shed dormer with a pair of similar windows.

Detail for 425 Smith ST / Parcel ID 352890-0290 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Stucco 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 Windows: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: 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 425 Smith ST / Parcel ID 352890-0290 / Inv #

Photo taken Aug 16, 2004
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