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Summary for 113 13th AVE / Parcel ID 6003001995 / Inv #

Historic Name: Stark, R. H., House Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne - Shingle Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
Built By: Year Built: 1901
 
Significance
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
The Shingle style variant of the Queen Anne style is uncommon in Seattle, but this early house is a good example of a simplified version of the style. No building permit has been located, but the King County Assessor notes its construction date as 1901. It appears to be highly intact. Its original dugout dirt basement and wood post foundation were improved with a concrete floor and a concrete block foundation in 1954. The detached garage also received a new foundation at that time. The builder and original owner are not known; the first identified owner was R. H. Stark, who purchased it in 1933. 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. Nagle's Addition was platted in 1880, but development did not really occur until streetcar service to this vicinity began with the Union Trunk Line in 1891. Improved service began 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 house has a cross-gabled gambrel roof and wood shingle cladding. Entry is through a recessed porch at the northeast corner, flanked by two round wood columns sitting on shingled balustrades. The window next to the door is has leaded glass in a large lozenge pattern, often found in the Queen Anne style. To the side is a three sided bay with 8-over-1 and 6-over-1 windows. The upper story extends over the first story, with a wide belt course and three pairs of extended rafter tails. The key feature is the front gable end, clad with fish scale shingles. The upper part projects out to be even with the eaves; it has a narrow vent in the gable end, and flat brackets below. Below this, in the recessed portion, is a pair of 12-over-1 windows flanked by two round windows; the shingled sides curve into the recessed windows. The side dormers are similar but simpler; there is a square bay on the south elevation.

Detail for 113 13th AVE / Parcel ID 6003001995 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Block
Roof Type(s): Gambrel 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: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
King County Tax Assessor Records, ca. 1932-1972.
City of Seattle, Department of Planning and Development, Microfilm Records.

Photo collection for 113 13th AVE / Parcel ID 6003001995 / Inv #


Photo taken Aug 01, 2006
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