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Summary for 102 HARVARD AVE / Parcel ID 600300-2047 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: unknown Common Name: Enslow-Pak residence
Style: American Foursquare Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
Built By: Year Built: 1902
 
Significance
This house, built in 1902, is typical of the homes built in this area early in the century.  This  vicinity near Broadway was one of the first sections of Capitol Hill to develop.  It was platted by David T. Denny, the trustee for the estate of John Nagle, who filed the donation claim for the area.  In 1891 a streetcar line was extended from James Street, running north on Broadway (one block east of this site) to the city limits at E. Lynn Street, with direct service to downtown added on Pike Street in 1901.  Another major impetus to local development was the 1903 completion of Seattle (later Broadway) High School, the city’s first modern high school, which was located at the corner of Broadway and E. Pine Street.  Students came from throughout Seattle and even from across Lake Washington to attend.  Broadway, already an important street, flourished with new businesses, especially those catering to students, such as sandwich shops. By 1910 the area was largely developed, with small commercial buildings, numerous apartment buildings and single family homes.  Further apartment and commercial development occurred in the 1920s, when the Broadway district boomed to become one of the city’s premier shopping venues.  The Great Depression of the 1930s led to general stagnation, and the neighborhood changed significantly after World War II.  Broadway High School closed in 1946, replaced by Edison Technical School, a vocational training institution.  Many houses such as this one became rentals or were replaced by commerical or institutional uses.  The 1980s brought new development, as people returned to live in city neighborhoods. The Broadway district is now thriving with new stores and apartment buildings
 
Appearance
This American Foursquare house sits above the street on a midblock lot.  A garage has been added beneath the south side of the house, and a fenced yard on the north side obscures much of the first story.    The house has a hipped roof with a porch cut onto the front of it; sldiing glass doors open onto the porch.  The main entry is through a projecting porch with narrow posts and spindlework that may have been added.  To the south of the porch is a bay window with a leaded glass transom.  Other windows have one-over-one sash. 

Detail for 102 HARVARD AVE / Parcel ID 600300-2047 / Inv # 0

Status:
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Hip Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Integrity
Changes to Plan: Extensive
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
Major Bibliographic References
Williams, Jacqueline B. The Hill with a Future: Seattle's Capitol Hill 1900-1946. Seattle: CPK Ink, 2001.

Photo collection for 102 HARVARD AVE / Parcel ID 600300-2047 / Inv # 0


Photo taken Jul 11, 2010
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