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Summary for 606 W Blaine ST W / Parcel ID 423290-0165 / Inv #

Historic Name: Griffin, Hazel, House Common Name:
Style: American Foursquare 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 is a good example of an American Foursquare or Classic Box house, but with distinctive hipped roofs and caps over the two projecting corner bays on the main façade. It is most likely a pattern book house, and is particularly notable as there are several similar houses in the same block, and an almost identical one nearby at 510 W. Crockett Street. This is one of the most intact, except for the addition of a basement garage. The house was built in 1907, but the original owner and builder are not known. The first identified owner was Hazel Griffin, who added the garage in 1932. The longest term owners were Homer Brand, a Boeing inspector, and his wife Elaine, who lived here from the 1960s until the 1980s. Some of these homes were featured in a newspaper real estate advertisement by J. F. Marks, which asked “Want a Home Cheap?” Houses on 1st West, West Blaine and West Crockett were pictured and listed, ranging from seven to nine rooms. Prices were $4750 to $6500 for “half cash or less.” (Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 2/25/1907)
This house is a hipped-roof Foursquare in form, with projecting second-story corner bays topped with pyramidal roofs and caps and supported by curved brackets. The partially-recessed porch at the west end of the main façade has three square columns and a hipped roof that continues around as a pent roof to separate the two stories. Wide wood belt courses run below this and just below the eaves. A shallow two-story bay projects on the east elevation, with three one-over-one windows on each floor. Cladding is clapboard on the first floor with wood shingle on the second. The second floor front windows have leaded upper sections; other windows are one-over-one sash. The foundation is of historic rock-faced concrete block.

Detail for 606 W Blaine ST W / Parcel ID 423290-0165 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, 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 Plan: Slight
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 606 W Blaine ST W / Parcel ID 423290-0165 / Inv #

Photo taken Feb 17, 2003
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