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Summary for 826 14th AVE / Parcel ID 1710400020 / Inv #

Historic Name: Unknown Common Name:
Style: Vernacular Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1902
In the opinion of the survey, this property is located in a potential historic districe (National and/or local).
This house is one of "22 modern residences" developed as Columbia Terrace in 1901 and 1902. The eclectic and somewhat eccentric groups of houses on 14th and 15th Avenues between Columbia and Marion Streets was developed by C. T. Smith and A.S. Kerry (Kerry Lumber Company) and designed by architects Robertson and Blackwell. This house is an excellent, relatively intact example of a traditional vernacular house form embellished with Chateauesque details to create a romantic cottage, reflective of popular styles of the day. It and its setting contribute to the historic streetscape it creates. Emma R. McDonald was one of the early owners.
This two story frame house is a traditional gable front vernacular house form embellished with Craftsman and Chateauesque details. It has a broad roof with wide overhanging eaves decorated with Craftsman brackets. Sawn work, modillions and spindle handrail further decorate the house, which also has one over one double hung windows. The house is set high above the sidewalk on a lot terraced with stone retaining walls.

Detail for 826 14th AVE / Parcel ID 1710400020 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status: INV
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood Foundation(s): Unknown
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
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 Interior: Unknown
Changes to Windows: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Seattle P. I. December 23, 1901; March 13, 1902, and others

Photo collection for 826 14th AVE / Parcel ID 1710400020 / Inv #

Photo taken Jul 01, 1991

Photo taken Aug 31, 1979

Photo taken Aug 31, 1979
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