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Summary for 2925 Warren AVE / Parcel ID 524480-0580 / Inv #

Historic Name: Dowd, Frank, House Common Name:
Style: American Foursquare Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1908
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 house is a highly intact adaptation of an American Foursquare or Classic Box, one of the most popular house forms built in Seattle from 1900 to 1910, a period which saw a tripling of the city’s population. The original owner and builder are not known, but the house was purchased by Frank Dowd in 1926. Dowd, the secretary for the Elks fraternal organization, lived here until the 1940s. It had several owners during the 1950s-60s and was evidently used as a rental house for a period. In 1958 the house was clad with composition brick, but that has been removed and the original appearance restored.
This adaptation of the American Foursquare sits high above the street, so it is somewhat difficult to see its form and details, It has the typical hip-roof form with a large gabled dormer on the front. It has deep boxed eaves with curved brackets. The projecting porch extends across the front and down the south side; the entry is at the side, set back from the front of the house. The porch has four turned posts and turned balusters and a three-sided bay window, with lozenge-patterned glass in the center section. The second floor has a projecting bay at each front corner, a feature often found in Seattle Box houses. The transoms in the large windows in each bay match the porch window. Between the bays is a diamond-shaped ornament with a diamond window and a floral ornament above. The dormer has a Palladian window with plain glass; this probably originally matched the other windows. The south elevation has a suspended bay. Cladding is narrow clapboard with rustic siding on the porch level. Windows elsewhere are one-over-one double-hung sash or have lozenge-patterned glass.

Detail for 2925 Warren AVE / Parcel ID 524480-0580 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Vertical - Boards, 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 & ½
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 2925 Warren AVE / Parcel ID 524480-0580 / Inv #

Photo taken Mar 08, 2003
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