In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
This Queen Anne style single family residence is in the Uptown neighborhood.
The 1926 Polk directory listed Fred and Domenica “Mamie” Zadra. The couple previously lived at 723 Sixth Avenue N. He worked as a car repairman. By 1930, Oliver Flor, a cousin of Fred’s, born ca. 1906 in Itlay, lived with the family. Oliver Flor immigrated to the US in 1923 and worked as a truck driver for a garbage collection company. By 1935, August Zadra, Fred and Domenica’s son, was also listed at this address. August worked as a driver with L-WB Company. Fed passed away in 1936, with a requiem mass held at Sacred Heart Church. By 1938 Domenica Zadra and Howard W. Johnson were also listed at the house. Howard was only listed for that year and was married to Elsie, Fred Zadra’s daughter. Domenica remained through ca. 1947. August briefly moved to the 565 Valley Street house from 1942 to ca. 1947. August was listed from 1948 through 1975.
This house retains moderate integrity, is a good example of a Queen Anne style residence and has a significant association with the Zadra family.
The 1930 census records Fred Zadra as born ca. 1882 in Italy and immigrating to the US in 1900. He worked as a car repairer for the Seattle Municipal Railway in 1930. Mamie was born in Italy ca. 1884 and immigrated to the US in 1904. The family was in Idaho by 1909 and then Oregon by 1913. Fred and Mamie had three children: August J. (born ca. 1909), and Elsie S. (born ca. 1913). By 1930 August Zadra worked as a truck driver for a local bakery.
City of Seattle DCLU Microfilm Records.
Jeffrey Karl Ochsner, ed., Shaping Seattle Architecture: A Guide to the Architects (Seattle, University of Washington Press: 2014), 2nd edition.
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938–1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890–1996.
Seattle Daily Times. September 22, 1936. “Fred Zadra Funeral.”
Year: 1930; Census Place: Seattle, King, Washington; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 0408; FHL microfilm: 2342231