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Summary for 913 W Raye ST W / Parcel ID 787150-0280 / Inv #

Historic Name: Powers, George A., House Common Name:
Style: American Foursquare - Craftsman Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1912
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 good example of a Craftsman house, built in 1912 for George A. Powers, a building contractor who most likely built the house himself. Mr. Powers purchased the property in 1908, and he or his family remained in the house until 1968. It was then purchased by Robert Crooks (1968). The house has numerous characteristics of the Craftsman style, including a gabled porch and square bay, prominent brackets and a combination of wood shingles and clapboard cladding. However, it has been altered with new one-over-one windows replacing the original lattice windows.
This gable front house has a prominent gabled porch on the east side of the façade and a square projecting bay (also topped by a gable) at the northwest corner. The porch, covering about one-third the width of the façade, has wood steps and bulkheads, and two square posts. The front door is flanked by relights and a wood surround. Toward the rear (southeast) are two gabled dormers, one larger than the other. All the gables have prominent knee brackets and pointed bargeboards. The front bay has a three-part window with transoms and a wide wood surround. The second story in the front has a group of three one-over-one double-hung windows flanked by two small fixed pane or casement windows. Windows elsewhere are one-over-one double-hung sash, mostly arranged singly. Cladding on the first floor is narrow clapboard; the second story has alternating bands of wide and narrow shingles; a belt course separates the two materials. A wide wood water table separates the clapboard from the concrete foundation. There is a daylight basement with an entry and window on the east side near the front.

Detail for 913 W Raye ST W / Parcel ID 787150-0280 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood - Clapboard 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
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Moderate
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
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.

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