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Summary for 2507 10th AVE / Parcel ID 787150-0585 / Inv #

Historic Name: Christensen, Walter & Hilma, House Common Name:
Style: Tudor Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1913
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 is a detailed and relatively large example of “builder’s Tudor,” one of the most popular house styles in Seattle and on Queen Anne. It exhibits many characteristics of the Tudor Revival style, including a steep gabled roof, brick and stucco cladding with half-timbering and leaded glass casement windows. In gains additional significance from its early date--1913; this is about fifteen years earlier than the flood of such houses in the mid-1920s. The original owner and builder are not known, but it was purchased in 1923 by Walter Christensen, a physician, and his wife Hilma. Their family remained here until the 1940s, when Guyon Call, a General Electric manager, and his wife Dorothy, purchased the house. Later owners included Harry Hewitt, Jr., (1960s), Michael Morrell (1970s) and Warren and Darleen Dewar (1990s).
This house has a front-gable-and-wing form with a 2-1/2 story gabled wing at the south end of the main (east) façade. Just north of this large gable is a small porch set into the second story, with a half-timbered railing, and a half-timbered gabled dormer. Cladding on the first floor is clinker brick, with stucco and half-timbering on the gable ends. Most of the windows have leaded glass. The entry door, below the center porch, has two 15-light panels and is sheltered by a flat roof with massive curved brackets. North of the entry is a stained glass window with a shield design, often found in Tudor houses of the period. On the second story are two six-over-one windows, with three more to the south and two six-light casements windows in the dormer. The south elevation has a one-story sunroom enclosed with ten-light windows; the deck on top has a railing with diamond-patterned cutouts and is accessed by two French doors. A detached garage is north of the house.

Detail for 2507 10th AVE / Parcel ID 787150-0585 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick - Clinker, 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
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.

Photo collection for 2507 10th AVE / Parcel ID 787150-0585 / Inv #

Photo taken Feb 01, 2003
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