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Summary for 2425 10th AVE / Parcel ID 787150-0695 / Inv #

Historic Name: Williams, Dayton & Mary, House Common Name:
Style: Vernacular Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1907
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 relatively simple American Foursquare or Classic Box, one of the most popular house types on Queen Anne and Capitol Hill during the first decade of the 20th Century. It was built in 1907, but the builder and original owner are not known. It may well have been based on a pattern book design, as many similar designs are found in such books. The initial owner is not known, but Dayton Williams, an accountant, and his wife, Mary, lived here from the 1930s until the 1950s. It was later owned by Donald Thompson, president of the silversmith Carl Zapffe Inc., and his wife Audrey (1970s-80s) and Lauren Oquist, who worked at Quinton Instruments, and his wife Beth (1980s-90s).
This Foursquare has the typical hipped-roof form with hipped dormers on the front and both sides. It has deep open eaves with curved brackets. The projecting full-width porch has a hipped roof supported by three square columns with ornate carved brackets and a clapboard railing. Cladding elsewhere is also narrow clapboard, with wood shingles on the second story and dormers. Opening onto the porch are a glass door with a wide wood surround with sidelights and a large window. Windows are primarily one-over-one sash, with lattice windows in the dormers. The second floor has a small central casement window flanked by two one-over-one sash. Both the north and south elevations have a hip-roofed hanging bay, each with three windows.

Detail for 2425 10th AVE / Parcel ID 787150-0695 / Inv #

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

Photo collection for 2425 10th AVE / Parcel ID 787150-0695 / Inv #

Photo taken Jan 30, 2003
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