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Summary for 1424 6th AVE / Parcel ID 6096500210 / Inv #

Historic Name: Ladas House Common Name:
Style: American Foursquare, Queen Anne Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1904
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 and apparently intact example of an 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 is an early local example of this style, built in 1904, and shows the evidence of the Queen Anne style in the turret. It may well have been based on a pattern book design. The original owner and builder are not known. The first identified owner, in 1922, was Frances Peirce, a saleswoman at Frederick and Nelson. In the 1940s it was purchased by George Ladas, manager of the Athenian Lunch diner at the Pike Place Market; the Ladas family still owns the house today. The house is notable for its integrity and fine detailing, and as a survivor in a neighborhood that is now primarily large multifamily buildings.
This house is an American Foursquare with a notable two-story turret at the northwest corner. The broad porch, low to the ground, has prominent scroll brackets on the square paneled columns and a v-shaped detail around the top of the columns. The hipped roof has deep eaves and curved brackets. The north, south and west (front) elevations have hipped dormers with XXX-patterned windows. Other windows are one-over-one, except for a circular window in the center; all have wide wood surrounds. Cladding is clapboard on the first floor, with wood shingles above and on the dormers. To the north is a covered carport, below grade.

Detail for 1424 6th AVE / Parcel ID 6096500210 / 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 Windows: Intact
Changes to Plan: 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 1424 6th AVE / Parcel ID 6096500210 / Inv #

Photo taken Sep 25, 2004

Photo taken Mar 18, 2003
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