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Summary for 1407 6th AVE / Parcel ID 173280-1310 / Inv #

Historic Name: Kjos, Ole & Agnes, House Common Name:
Style: American Foursquare Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1911
 
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).
This stucco box house was built in 1911 for Ole A. Kjos, owner of Western Dry Goods, and his wife Agnes. They lived here until 1944. There were many owners during the 1940s-60s, and the house appears to have been used for apartments for some period. However, exterior alterations appear to have been minor. In the 1980s-90s a kitchen window was added, a second-story porch was enclosed and a retaining wall and new landscaping were installed. The house was designed by architects Roy D. Rogers and W. C. Jackson and was built by contractors Finne and Gjarole, who built a number of Queen Anne residences. Rogers practiced architecture in Seattle from 1903 through 1934, in partnerships with Jackson, with Robert Kerr and on his own. He designed several houses on Queen Anne, Magnolia and in Mount Baker.
 
Appearance
This simple stucco-clad box house sits high above the street with extensive retaining walls and winding stairs. The hipped roof has deep boxed eaves from which the original flat brackets have been removed. The entrance is near the center of the east fa├žade, through an enclosed porch with large arches. Above this are large awning windows. Other windows on the main facade are twelve-over-one sash, in pairs. The south elevation has a small stucco-clad balcony in the center, with French doors; two eight-over-one windows flank it. Similar windows flank the twelve-over-one central window on the first floor. There is a small enclosed utility porch on the north side. A double garage (original), made of concrete, is on the east side, with a deck and landscaping on top.

Detail for 1407 6th AVE / Parcel ID 173280-1310 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Stucco 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
Integrity
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Plan: Slight
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 1407 6th AVE / Parcel ID 173280-1310 / Inv #


Photo taken Aug 16, 2004
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