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Summary for 1230 Federal AVE / Parcel ID 6762700655 / Inv #

Historic Name: Bond, Marshall, House Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
Built By: Year Built: 1910
 
Significance
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).
Carl Gould designed this house in for his friend Marshall Bond, a mining engineer, in 1912. It is an early example of Gould’s designs for relatively less affluent clients, with brick instead of stone on the first story, and simplified half-timbering above. The house has had few owners. Robert Snowden, a Bank of California manager, and his wife Mabel, lived here from the 1930s until 1960, when Webb Ware Trimble purchased it. His family owned it for more than forty years. Carl Gould (1873-1939) was one of Seattle’s most prominent architects, and one with a significant impact on Capitol Hill. Gould was born in New York and graduated from Harvard and the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He immediately aligned with some of the most celebrated people in the profession, interning with McKim, Mead & White and working on Daniel Burnham’s plan for San Francisco. He moved to Seattle in 1908 and, as one of the best educated architects in the relatively young city, associated with Daniel Huntington in 1909. Together they designed numerous residences, apartments and mixed use buildings, and Gould independently designed additional houses and commercial buildings. In 1914 he became associated with Charles Bebb, a well-established local architect, and over the next twenty years the firm designed nearly three hundred projects including residences, schools, hospitals and commercial buildings. Perhaps their best known work is the campus plan for the University Washington (1915) and the design of eighteen campus buildings between 1915 and 1938, including Suzzallo Library, in the Collegiate Gothic style. In 1914 Gould founded the Department of Architecture and served as its head until 1926. In the late 1920s, Gould’s designs turned toward the Modern and Art Deco, and he produced two of his most important works, the U. S. Marine Hospital (now Amazon.com, 1930-32) and the Seattle Art Museum (now the Seattle Asian Art Museum, 1931-33). This stretch of Federal Avenue is a tree-lined avenue with a fine collection of large homes, many designed by prominent architects for some of Seattle’s leading families. The street was well located for development, as it is only one block from the Broadway/10th Avenue streetcar line and abuts the open spaces of Volunteer Park and Lake View Cemetery to the east. Although the southern two blocks were platted s part of the 1883 Phinney’s Addition, little development occurred until the first decade of the 20th century, about the time that Volunteer Park was redesigned by the Olmsted Brothers. The landscape architecture firm continually encouraged the city to purchase the property on the west side of the park, so that it would extend all the way to the street; obviously, this was never done, as this house was built at about that time.
 
Appearance
This is an elegant version of the Craftsman style, with brick cladding on the first floor and stucco with simple half-timbering. The main volume is side gabled, with a slightly taller gabled wing at right angles along the east side. The gabled roof has deep eaves with flat brackets. The entry is in the center of the south façade, sheltered by a simple gable roof supported by a slender brick pier. South of the entry is a one-story flat-roofed sunroom with three three-part windows. Windows throughout have one-over-one double-hung sash, arranged in pairs in the gable ends and singly elsewhere.

Detail for 1230 Federal AVE / Parcel ID 6762700655 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick, 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 & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Integrity
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.
Booth, T. William and William H. Wilson. Carl F. Gould, A Life in Architecture and The Arts. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1995.
Shaping Seattle Architecture: A Historical Guide to the Architects. Jeffrey Karl Ochsner, ed. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1994.
King County Tax Assessor Records, ca. 1932-1972.
City of Seattle, Department of Planning and Development, Microfilm Records.

Photo collection for 1230 Federal AVE / Parcel ID 6762700655 / Inv #


Photo taken Jan 11, 2006
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