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Summary for 1111 NW 64TH ST NW / Parcel ID 276770-4065 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Modern, Vernacular Neighborhood: Crown Hill/Ballard
Built By: Year Built: 1949

Residential Ballard is generally described as extending from the 8th Avenue NW to the east and the bluff to the west, and from NW 85th Street on the north to NW 65th Street to the south. The area primarily contains single family houses, but also includes a collection of mutli-family dwellings, commercial buildings, schools, churches, and other buildings. Most of the historic buildings in Ballard are modest cottages and builder's houses, and were not architect-designed. Building styles include, but are not limited to, Victorian (primarily Queen Anne), vernacular, Craftsman, American Foursquare, Colonial Revival (including variations), Tudor Revival, Minimal Traditional, and Ranch. The historic building fabric of Ballard is threatened by a rapid pace of development.

The City of Ballard was incorporated in 1890. It was the first community to incorporate after Washington achieved statehood in 1889. Although population increased rapidly, north Ballard was still relatively rural. In 1907, primarily due to lack of adequate water for its population of 15,000, Ballard citizens voted to be annexed to Seattle to ensure a good water supply for the area.

After annexation Ballard’s street names were changed to conform to Seattle’s: Ship Street turned into 65th Street, Main Street became 15th Avenue.  During the Great Depression and World War II, construction in Ballard nearly ground to a halt, with the exception of some houses built by Earl F. Mench. However, following World War II, fueled by the G.I. bill and the rise of the automobile, Ballard boomed again, and new housing followed. In recent years, the demand for new housing has spurred a tremendous amount of change in Ballard, with old, modest houses being replaced by large box houses and multi-family units. These changes threaten to alter the character and feeling of this historic neighborhood.


Ballard Historical Society Classic Home Tour guides.

Crowley, Walt. Seattle Neighborhoods: Ballard--Thumbnail History.  HistoryLink File # 983, accessed 6/1/16.

King County Tax Assessor Records, 1937-2014.  

McAlester, Virginia Savage.

A Field Guide to American Houses (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Alfred A> Knopf Press, 2013.

Oschsner, Jeffrey Karl

Shaping Seattle Architecture: A Historical Guide to the Architects. Seattle, WA: University of

Washington Press, 1994.

Passport to Ballard: The Centennial Story. Seattle, WA: Ballard News Tribune, 1988.

This duplex was built by Hebb & Narodick in 1949. This was very early in their partnership that extended another 30 years before the company’s sale to Weyerhauser. Ross P. Hebb was the son of a builder who began solo in 1936. After World War II he was introduced to lawyer Dan Narodick and they began a partnership. The same year this duplex was built they also did an 85-unit project on Queen Anne. In 1973 the Seattle Daily Times profiled them as one of the local giants. Writing about them after the sale of their company in 1978 real estate editor Polly Lane quoted them as saying they were one of the nation’s largest homebuilders at one time.

They had build over 157 single-family homes, 116 condos, 225 rentable units and had land sales. They build throughout the country, including Alaska and Hawaii. They said their most popular home was the two-story colonial.

The duplex is currently owned by John & Jolene Dekeyser.

Constructed in 1949, this two-story duplex is square in plan, sits on a concrete foundation, is clad with

brick veneer, and has a flat roof with overhanging eaves. The building layout has two separate

apartments, side by side, each with a living room at the front, a kitchen in the rear, and bedroom(s) on

the second floor. The primary entries are on the main (north) façade, with a pair of entry doors in the

middle of the front wall, separated by a brick wall and sheltered by a broad awning. Next to each door is

a large multi-paned window, with casement openings. The second story includes a pair of 16-light

windows and a buff brick course between them. This building is a relatively unusual example of a duplex

in Ballard, and retains all aspects of integrity.

Detail for 1111 NW 64TH ST NW / Parcel ID 276770-4065 / Inv # 0

Classication: District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick, Wood Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat with Eaves Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Rolled
Building Type: Domestic - Multiple Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
: Slight
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 1111 NW 64TH ST NW / Parcel ID 276770-4065 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Feb 01, 2016

Photo taken Feb 01, 2016

Photo taken Jan 01, 1900
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