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Summary for 929 N 36TH ST N / Parcel ID 1972202330 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Jacob Fuson Double House Common Name:
Style: Colonial Neighborhood: Fremont
Built By: Year Built: 1923
This is a well-preserved double house that dates from the last intense historic period of residential development in Fremont. During this era Colonial Bungalow designs became popular; this is a good example of this style and of the double-house property type, which was popularly built in Fremont where there was an intense concentration of working class housing. On December 21, 1923, permit # 229725 was issued to Jacob Fuson to construct a “2 family House” at this site, which had remained unimproved. Jacob Fuson (b. 1848) was a longtime resident of the Ross and Fremont areas. He appears to have settled in Seattle and initially resided in Ross by 1890. He later lived on Kilbourne Street in Edgewater and was residing at 1419 N. 36th St. (Kilbourne) by 1920. During this entire period, he appears to have been very active as a carpenter, builder and contractor and is believed to have built numerous residences and commercial buildings. The permit identified J.L. McCauley as the architect for this project. Limited biographical information is known about him. He appears to have practiced actively in Seattle between 1912 and 1924. He is known to have designed residences, hotels, stores, lofts, factories, garages, warehouses and apartment buildings.
Located mid-block toward the east end of the block with façade oriented to the north. One story, wood-frame, double-house (two family dwelling or duplex) Exhibits Colonial Bungalow stylist features. Flat roof with hipped parapet and pent roof all elevations. Residence measures approx. 40’x 40’ with concrete foundation and full basement level. Symmetrical façade with two entry doors at porch flanked to each side by sets of double-hung windows w/multi-pane upper sash members. Projecting central front-gable entry porch; low sloped roof with wide barge boards and kneebraces. Brick porch with distinctive tapered piers and original wooden porch posts. One-story square bay windows located at east and west elevations. Original narrow horizontal cedar siding appears to remain in place at first floor level and parapet; exposed basement level clad with shingles in double row pattern Original double-hung wooden windows appear to remain in place. Porch includes low open-rail balustrade, appear to match original. Original multi-pane French entry doors appear to remain in place.

Detail for 929 N 36TH ST N / Parcel ID 1972202330 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat with Parapet Roof Material(s): Unknown
Building Type: Domestic - Multiple Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References
U.S. Census Records (1880-1920)
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.
Architects file cards, Seattle Department of Neighborhood, Historic Preservation Program.
City of Seattle DPD Microfilm Records.

Photo collection for 929 N 36TH ST N / Parcel ID 1972202330 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Apr 26, 2009
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