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Summary for 1627 14TH AVE / Parcel ID 6003000785 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Hatch, William D., Residence Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne - Free Classic Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
Built By: Year Built: 1904
This small house is a very good example of a Queen Anne or Victorian cottage, a small version of the style that was popular at the end of the 19th century. This house was built in 1904; it is similar to others in the area, and was probably built by a builder from a pattern book design. This area was one of the first parts of Capitol Hill to develop because of the easy access to downtown and other commercial districts. The nearby Madison Street cable car connected downtown to Lake Washington and direst service on Pike Street was started in 1901 with the Seattle Electric Company’s City Park Line. The 1902 opening of the city’s first high school, Broadway High School at Broadway and East Pine Street, engendered further development as well. Soon Broadway was a thriving commercial district, and more single family homes, apartment buildings, churches and other institutions followed. This house is particularly interesting because a second house—a simple vernacular structure--was built in the rear yard in 1918. These are notable as a pair of intact houses, reflecting the density of development during this period, the lack of zoning restrictions, and the varying housing styles. The first identified owner was William DeWitt Hatch, in 1939.
This hip-roofed cottage has clapboard cladding with fish scale shingles in the gable ends, corner boards and a wood water table. The recessed entry porch is at the northeast corner, with two slender columns sitting on the clapboard-clad balustrade. The first floor has two three-sided bays, one on the front and one on the south elevation, each of which is topped with a gabled dormer with a small square window with wide wood surrounds. Other windows have one-over-one sash. Gingerbread trim includes spindlework and decorative corner brackets on the porch, the cutaway window on the front and the side dormer. The 1937 photo shows only the spindlework. The rear house is a gabled structure with clapboard and shingles in the gable end, and a recessed porch at the corner.

Detail for 1627 14TH AVE / Parcel ID 6003000785 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): 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: one
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
King County Tax Assessor Records, ca. 1932-1972.
City of Seattle, Department of Planning and Development, Microfilm Records.

Photo collection for 1627 14TH AVE / Parcel ID 6003000785 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jul 26, 2011
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