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Summary for 1812 10th AVE / Parcel ID 9488700065 / Inv #

Historic Name: Carroll, Charles O., Residence Common Name:
Style: Tudor - Cottage Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
Built By: Year Built: 1926
 
Significance
This house was built in 1926, in an English Cottage Revival style that was particularly popular in the 1920s. The first identified owner was N. W. Clein (1930s), but the most prominent owner was Charles O. Carroll (1906-2003), who gained fame in the 1950s-60s as the King County Prosecutor and head of the local Republican Party. He was considered by some to be the most powerful man in Seattle and King County, until defeated for re-election in 1970 amid accusations of misconduct (HistoryLink.org, "Charles O. Carroll). He and his wife Algee lived in this house during the late 1950s until selling it to a teacher, Jeanette Pruschansky, who owned if from 1960 into the 1990s.
 
Appearance
This stucco-clad house has a gable-and-wing form with a gabled entry bay in the center. The steep gables have clipped ends, except for the entry bay gable, which has decorative curved bargeboards. Behind this is a hipped dormer, squeezed in between the front bay and the main roof for added space. The entry, in the center bay, has no porch, but is sheltered by an arched hood. Above this are diamond-paned French doors and a small balcony. The first floor has two three-part windows, with a picture window flanked by smaller leaded glass windows. The second story has two groups of three leaded glass casements. The house sits high above the street with a concrete retaining wall and curving staircase.

Detail for 1812 10th AVE / Parcel ID 9488700065 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Stucco Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable, Gable - Clipped 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, Politics/Government/Law
Integrity
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.
King County Tax Assessor Records, ca. 1932-1972.

Photo collection for 1812 10th AVE / Parcel ID 9488700065 / Inv #


Photo taken Nov 30, 2005
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