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Summary for 2115 E Mercer ST E / Parcel ID 5011000150 / Inv #

Historic Name: Wist, William, House Common Name:
Style: Vernacular Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
Built By: Year Built: 1901
This simple vernacular house was built in 1901, one of the oldest remaining houses in the vicinity. The narrow windows are an indication of the age of the house. The mansard roof is an unusual feature in Seattle. The first identified owner was W. H. Wist, who purchased it in 1924. In 1957, it was re-clad with imitation brick, which has been removed and the shingles restored or replaced in kind. The window detail has also been restored, but the porch has a flat roof rather than the original arched hood.
This small house has a mansard roof with a hip dormer on the street façade. Cladding is alternating bands of narrow and wide wood shingle. The entry is on the west side, with a flat-roofed porch with a turned post, a plain balustrade and wood steps. Behind this is hip-roofed three-sided bay with four windows. The front façade has two pairs of narrow one-over-one sash with a narrow wood cornice above. In between is a single small multipaned window; two other small windows are on the basement level. The other elevations have one-over –one windows.

Detail for 2115 E Mercer ST E / Parcel ID 5011000150 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Mansard 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
Other: Slight
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
Changes to Windows: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
King County Tax Assessor Records, ca. 1932-1972.

Photo collection for 2115 E Mercer ST E / Parcel ID 5011000150 / Inv #

Photo taken Oct 17, 2006
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