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Summary for 1009 E Thomas ST E / Parcel ID 6003501405 / Inv #

Historic Name: Schwalm, Dorothy, Residence Common Name:
Style: Colonial - Colonial Revival, Queen Anne - Cottage Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
Built By: Year Built: 1905
 
Significance
Little is known about the history of this cottage, which has both Colonial Revival (Palladian window) and Queen Anne (shingles) influences. It appears to be intact, except for the replacement of some windows. It was built in 1905, perhaps by a builder using a pattern book design. In 1939 it was purchased by the A. F. Nichols Company, and it may have been a rental for much of its history. In 1959 it was purchased by Dorothy Schwalm. This area was one of the first parts of Capitol Hill to develop, encouraged by easy access and small lots suitable for affordable housing for working and middle class homeowners. Early streetcar service to this vicinity began with the Union Trunk Line in 1891, with improved service in 1901 with the Seattle Electric Company’s City Park Line providing direct service down Pike Street to downtown. To improve water service, the city built the Lincoln Reservoir near Denny Way and 11th Avenue East in 1901, adding a playground (now called Cal Anderson Park) in 1907. 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.
 
Appearance
This gable front cottage has clapboard cladding with shingles in the gable end, corner boards, a wood water table and vertical board skirting on the foundation. The gable end has a notable Palladian window with diamond-paned glass; a pent roof runs along the bottom of the gable. Most other windows have one-over-one double-hung sash. The recessed entry is at the southeast corner, with two slender round columns sitting on the on the clapboard-clad balustrades. The front has a three-sided hanging bay, with a similar bay on the south elevation, topped by a gabled dormer.

Detail for 1009 E Thomas ST E / Parcel ID 6003501405 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle 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: one & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Integrity
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
King County Tax Assessor Records, ca. 1932-1972.
City of Seattle, Department of Planning and Development, Microfilm Records.

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