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Summary for 159 10TH AVE / Parcel ID 2197600045 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Vernacular Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1901

This highly altered four unit apartment flat in the Squire Park neighborhood, between First Hill and the Central Area, was constructed in c. 1901. The Squire Park area developed between 1890 and 1910 as a residential neighborhood with single family homes and scattered apartment buildings. The nearby Yesler Way cable car line to Lake Washington opened in 1888 and transit lines and related commercial and residential development continued to expand,  as Seattle experienced a major population growth following the 1898 Alaska Gold Rush and into the first decades of the 20th Century.

This c.1901  two-story 4-plex is rectangular in plan with a hipped roof, asbestos cladding and is of  wood frame construction. A four car basement garage addition was constructed at a later time on the primary east elevation at grade with the steeply sloped street. Above the garage, the primary façade features a projecting hipped roof porch and symmetrically arranged vinyl sash windows as two paired window sashes on each floor at each end and two single, double hung vinyl sashes above the porch. 

Detail for 159 10TH AVE / Parcel ID 2197600045 / Inv # 0

Status: No - Altered
Classication: District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle - Concrete/Asbestos Foundation(s): Unknown
Roof Type(s): Hip Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Multiple Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Plan: Moderate
Changes to Windows: Extensive
Changes to Original Cladding: Extensive
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Photo collection for 159 10TH AVE / Parcel ID 2197600045 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jul 05, 2010
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