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Summary for 510 W Crockett ST W / Parcel ID 239710-0396 / Inv #

Historic Name: Hopkinson, Fred & Ella, House Common Name:
Style: American Foursquare Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1906
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 an American Foursquare or Classic Box house, with considerable detail and distinctive hip roofs and caps over the two projecting corner bays on the main façade. It is particularly notable as there are several similar houses in the same block, and an almost identical one nearby at 606 W. Blaine Street, indicating that they are probably pattern book houses. This appears to be the most intact of all the examples identified. The house was built in 1906, but the original owner and builder are not known. It was purchased in the early 1920s by Fred Hopkinson, who worked at a mattress company, and his wife Ella. They erected a detached garage on the alley in 1924, and remained here until the 1940s. The primary later owner was Jerome Schoenberg, a Boeing photographer, and his wife Marlene, who lived here from 1952 into the 1970s. This house was featured in a newspaper real estate advertisement by J. F. Marks, which asked “Want a Home Cheap?” Houses on 1st West, West Blaine and West Crockett were pictured and listed, ranging from seven to nine rooms. Prices were $4750 to $6500 for “half cash or less.” (Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 2/25/1907)
This house is a hip-roofed Foursquare in form, with deep eaves, curved brackets and projecting second-story corner bays topped with pyramidal roofs and caps and supported by curved brackets. The porch at the east end of the main façade has a hipped roof, two round columns and a clapboard balustrade; it extends partway down the east side. In the center of the second floor are two small plain windows (these may have been repalced). A shallow two-story bay projects on the west elevation, with brackets and lattice windows. Cladding is clapboard on the first floor with wood shingle on the second and a foundation of historic rock-faced concrete block. A narrow cornice, with two wide wood belt courses, separates the two stories. A second belt course runs just below the eaves. The porch window and those on the second floor front have diamond-paned leaded upper sections; other windows are one-over-one sash.

Detail for 510 W Crockett ST W / Parcel ID 239710-0396 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Block
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
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.

Photo collection for 510 W Crockett ST W / Parcel ID 239710-0396 / Inv #

Photo taken Aug 16, 2004
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