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Summary for 2466 24TH AVE / Parcel ID 6788200140 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Andrews Residence Common Name:
Style: Colonial - Colonial Revival Neighborhood: Montlake
Built By: Year Built: 1920
A clerk at the Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific Railroad, John H. (Bernice) Andrews, owned this house from 1928 through 1938. James Davis, a draftsman at Thomas Grainger & Thomas, and his wife, Josephine owned it in 1948. A post office clerk, Raymond Ko, and his wife, Cassandra, were the owners in 1958.

 Montlake is generally described as extending from the Washington Park Arboretum west to Portage Bay/15th Avenue E., and from the Montlake Cut on the north to Interlaken Park. The area is a significant and cohesive collection of residential architecture typical of early 20th century Seattle and is eligible as a NRHP historic district under Criterion C.  Construction occurred primarily between 1910 and 1940, with a variety of Craftsman and  revival styles ranging from modest cottages and builder's houses to high-style architect-designed residences, impressive institutional buildings, and notable parks and natural features.  There are few intrusions of newer buildings.  In the early 1960s, construction of SR 520 and the unfinished R.H. Thomson Expressway bisected Montlake, but the neighborhood retains its basic integrity as a pre-World War II Seattle neighborhood. 

Montlake was incorporated into the City of Seattle in 1891.  Although the first  plats (Union City 1st and 2nd additions) were filed by Harvey Pike in 1869-1871, development did not really begin until plats were filed by John Boyer (Interlaken, 1905) and H. S. Turner (1907). Montlake Park (north of SR 520) was platted in 1909 by the developers James Corner and Calvin and William Hagan.  With the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition came a streetcar line on 24th Avenue E. and an impetus for development. In 1916, the Lake Washington Ship Canal was completed and the Montlake Bridge linked the neighborhood to the university area in 1925. A small commercial district grew along the car line.

The 1903 Olmsted Parks and Boulevards Plan of 1903 surrounded Montlake with parks.  Montlake Boulevard (then call University Boulevard) connected Lake Washington Boulevard to the A-Y-P grounds.  Washington Park, the eastern boundary, was acquired by the City in 1900 and developed as an arboretum in 1936-41. At the southern edge is steep, forested Interlaken Park and boulevard.

By 1915, the neighborhood had developed enough to require a temporary school building; the permanent structure opened in 1924.Soon afterwards came a playfield and shelter house (1933-36) and a library (1944, replaced 2006). Other noteworthy structures include the Seattle Yacht Club (1920), the NOAA Northwest Fisheries Center (1931), the Museum of History and Industry (1952) and St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church (1962).


King County Tax Assessor Records, 1937-2014. 

Becker, Paula.  Seattle Neighborhoods: Montlake--Thumbnail History.  HistoryLink File # 10170, accessed 12/2/2013.

Gould, James W. Montlake History.

Smith, Eugene. Montlake: An Urban Eden, A History of the Montlake Community in Seattle. La Grande OR: Oak Street Press, 2004.


This one-story house has a rectangular footprint with a side gable roof with projecting eaves and cornice returns. On the north elevation is a substantial exterior chimney of painted brick. The façade is symmetrical with a center entry under a front gable roof supported on a pair of Tuscan columns. The gable end has an arched opening and the cornice return forms a broken entablature. The 9-panle entry door has a 15-light sidelight on the north side. The house is clad in wood clapboards and has its original wood windows in wide wood surrounds. The entry is flanked by banks of tripartite windows composed of three 6/1 double-hung sash. On the side elevations, the gable ends have paired 6/1 windows. Other side elevation windows are single 6/1 double hung. Next to the chimney, a window has been replaced with a 15-light door with no outside stairs. On the rear is a shed dormer.

Detail for 2466 24TH AVE / Parcel ID 6788200140 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Unknown
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: one
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 2466 24TH AVE / Parcel ID 6788200140 / Inv # 0

Photo taken May 20, 2009
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