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Summary for 1320 Queen Anne AVE / Parcel ID 173180-0660 / Inv #

Historic Name: Anhalt Apartments Common Name:
Style: Tudor Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1927
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the National Register of Historic Places.
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
In the opinion of the survey, this property is located in a potential historic districe (National and/or local).
Frederick Anhalt developed several apartment buildings on Queen Anne, but this is the only one in the Tudor Revival style that he often used. Because of the narrow site, squeezed between a busy street and a steep hilldside, Anhalt was not able to arrange the apartments around a large central courtayrd, as he usually did. Instead, there is a central section flanked by two wings, separated by narrow courtyards. It has the appearance of three modest size buildings rather than of a massive complex. Frederick Anhalt was Seattle’s best-known apartment developers, bringing a distinctive sense of style and promoting high-quality apartments as an alternative to single-family homes. His buildings are the best known of the city’s numerous pre-war apartment buildings, and set the standard for such projects. Anhalt combined the development, design, construction, landscaping, marketing and management functions in one firm. Anhalt moved to Seattle about 1924 after working in various trades in the Midwest, and in 1925 formed the Western Building & Leasing Company with partner Jerome B. Hardcastle, Jr. The company quickly began to centralize design and construction within the firm, and in 1928 Anhalt bought Hardcastle’s interest. The firm built bungalow courts, apartment courts and commercial buildings on Capitol Hill, Queen Anne, West Seattle, Beacon Hill and Ballard, using English Tudor or Mediterranean Revival styles. In late 1928, the firm designed and constructed apartment buildings for The Borchert Company. The following year the firm (now known as the Anhalt Company) built five larger-scale luxury apartment buildings on Capitol Hill, based on Medieval English and Norman French prototypes. Although the apartment business failed during the Depression, Anhalt continued to build single-family homes until 1942, when he turned to his nursery business.
This 9-unit apartment building is located right on the street, with small shrubs along the foundation and in the courtyards. The Tudor Revival building looks like three buildings, but is actually two hip-roofed wings flanking a gabled center section, separated by two narrow courtyards. Cladding is red brick, with stucco half-timbering on the second floor and gable ends of the center section. Entries are at the rear of the courtyards, approached by stairs from the sidewalk. The second floor above the entries is half timbered, with a porch with a wood railing. Windows in the center section have large fixed panes flanked by 8-light leaded glass casements. Most of the other windows are six-light casements in groups of three.

Detail for 1320 Queen Anne AVE / Parcel ID 173180-0660 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick - Clinker, Stucco Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable, Hip Roof Material(s): Wood - Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Multiple Family Plan: E-Shaped
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Ochsner, Jeffrey Karl, ed. Shaping Seattle Architecture, A Historical Guide to the Architects. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1994.
Kreisman, Lawrence. Apartments by Anhalt. Seattle: Kreisman Exhibit Design, 1978.

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