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Summary for 809 15th AVE / Parcel ID 1710400075 / Inv #

Historic Name: Unknown Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Swiss Chalet, Vernacular Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1902
In the opinion of the survey, this property is located in a potential historic districe (National and/or local).
While ads for the 1902 Columbia Terrace development touted that no two houses would be alike, this house is virtually identical to 826 - 14th Avenue. Owned by C. T. Smith and A. S. Kerry (Kerry Lumber Company) and designed by architects Robertson and Blackwell, Columbia Terrace is an eccentric collection of "romantic" cottages on 14th and 15th Avenues between Columbia and Marion. This house is an excellent, intact example of Craftsman and Chateauesque details applied to a traditional house form. It and its setting contribute to the historic streetscape.
This two story frame hosue is a traditional gable front vernacular house form embellished with Craftsman and Chateauesque details. It has a broad roof with wide overhanging eaves decorated with Craftsman brackets. Sawnwork, modillions and spindle handrail further decoarate the house, which also has one over one double hung windows.

Detail for 809 15th AVE / Parcel ID 1710400075 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status: INV
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood Foundation(s): Brick
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
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 Interior: Unknown
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Seattle P. I. December 23, 1901; March 13, 1902; June 11, 1902.

Photo collection for 809 15th AVE / Parcel ID 1710400075 / Inv #

Photo taken Jul 01, 1991
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