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Summary for 1212 Bigelow AVE / Parcel ID 190660-0015 / Inv #

Historic Name: Pomeroy, Frank & Josie, House Common Name:
Style: Colonial - Colonial Revival Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1920
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 one of numerous houses in the vicinity built by Frederick J. Davidson, and is located in the first addition that he himself platted. Davidson, a skilled carpenter, came to Seattle from Canada in 1903. He established himself as a contractor and built more than 150 houses between 1910 and 1929. Most were of brick, and were noted for high quality construction and features such as hot water central heat and adequate electrical wiring. Construction cost for this home was estimated at $6,000.00. The original purchaser of this home is not known, but it was bought in 1932 by Robert and Jean Hyneman; Mr. Hyneman worked at Graybar Electric Company from 1917 until 1953, shortly before his death in 1956. In the 1940s Edward Davidson, a civil engineer, and his wife Melba lived here. However, the primary owner was Frank Pomeroy, the owner of Queen Anne Stationery & Office Supply, which is still located in at 524 First Avenue North in the lower Queen Anne business district. The store began as a portrait studio operated by Pomeroy and his wife Josie, who then opened the first formal stationery store on Queen Anne in 1950; they later added a card and gift store next door. The Pomeroys operated the store until 1976 and lived here from 1960 until the 1980s. The house appears intact, although two small rear additions and a deck have been constructed.
This is a simple side gable Colonial Revival house with the entry in the middle of the south elevation. The gabled portico roof is supported by four square columns; the south side of the porch is enclosed with a multipaned window. The entry is flanked by two ten-over-one double-hung windows; there are two more on the second floor, with a pair of smaller windows in the center above the entry. The street (west) elevation has two pairs of ten-over-one windows on the first floor, with three similar windows above. All the windows have wide wood surrounds and most have shutters. The gable end on the street elevation has a louvered vent in a blind arch. Above the first floor windows is a lattice set on decorative carved brackets; this evidently replaced an original lattice. The 1938 Tax Assessor's photo also shows window boxes at the lower windows, which are not there currently. Cladding is clapboard with shingles in the gable end and a wide water table.

Detail for 1212 Bigelow AVE / Parcel ID 190660-0015 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood - Clapboard 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, Commerce
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Plan: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: 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.
Reinartz, Kay F. Queen Anne: Community on the Hill. Seattle: Queen Anne Historical Society, 1993.

Photo collection for 1212 Bigelow AVE / Parcel ID 190660-0015 / Inv #

Photo taken Feb 09, 2003
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