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Summary for 1400 Bigelow AVE / Parcel ID 60960-00195 / Inv #

Historic Name: Hart-Monteith House Common Name:
Style: Tudor Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1924
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 imposing half-timbered Tudor Revival residence was built in 1924 by O.M. Kulien, a contractor who developed and built many Queen Anne homes. No architect is given on the building permit and the house may have been based on a pattern book design. Although the permit listed Kulien as the owner, tax records indicate that Frank J. Hart purchased the property in 1925. Hart and his wife Belinda lived here until the 1940s. Two later owners were Ned Davis, a dentist, and his wife (1940s-60s) and Lee Montieth, a University of Washington chemist, and his wife Gretchen, who have lived here since 1968.
This imposing 2-1/2 story building is almost a textbook example of half-timbered Tudor revival design. It has a steep side-gabled roof with two prominent gabled bays that project over the first story; the bottom of the projecting second floor has timber trim and heavy brackets. All of the gable ends have decorative detailing and brackets. The first floor is clad with brownish combed brick, while the upper portions are tan stucco with dark brown half-timbering. The entry is in the center, flanked by two groups of three leaded casement windows. The door itself is of oak and glass with leaded glass sidelights. Above it is a long cast stone panel with a floral and leaf design, The large front gabled bay contains three one-over-one double-hung windows, with two similar windows in the smaller bay. The north elevation has three eight-light leaded casement windows above a gable that shelters a side entry. Windows on the south elevation are newer single-pane sash, with three in the gable end and two groups of three on the first and second stories. The house looks toward Lake Union, and alterations may have been made on the east side windows.

Detail for 1400 Bigelow AVE / Parcel ID 60960-00195 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick, Stucco Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable 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: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Plan: 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 1400 Bigelow AVE / Parcel ID 60960-00195 / Inv #

Photo taken Feb 09, 2003
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