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Summary for 4115 13th AVE / Parcel ID 5680000565 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Spanish - Eclectic Neighborhood: Beacon Hill
Built By: Year Built: 1932
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
Built in 1932, this building was designed by architect, G. C. Wocherspoon, and owned by Fred Anrooney. By 1938, Lee R. Ellis resided in the building. Matt C. Madsen lived in the building by 1951 through 1953. By 1955, Millburn H. Estes occupied the building. The building was listed as vacant by 1959. Beacon Hill is a long north-south tending ridge located southeast of downtown Seattle and stands 350 feet at its highest point. The hill’s steep topography deterred substantial Euro-American settlement through the early 1880s. Then, development of the area was stimulated by the introduction of streetcar lines in the 1890s, its proximity to Seattle’s main industrial area to the west, and the regrading of the hill’s north end in the early 1900s. Originally acquired by the City in 1898, Jefferson Park was integrated into Seattle’s Olmsted system of parks, and the Olmsted Brothers prepared a plan for the park in 1912. The first public golf course west of the Mississippi opened at Jefferson Park in 1915. Jefferson Park has exerted a profound positive influence on the development of the Beacon Hill neighborhood. Because of its proximity to the International District, Japanese and Chinese families moved to Beacon Hill starting in the 1920s. World War I and II stimulated a surge in housing development associated with wartime industry. The construction of Interstate 5 in the 1960s and Interstate 90 in the 1980s sliced through the neighborhoods and contributed to Beacon Hill’s relative isolation. Today, Beacon Hill is an ethnically diverse working class community, which has a mixed Asian, Chicano, African American, and Caucasian population.
Built in 1932, this Spanish Eclectic style, single-family dwelling stands on a rectangular lot. The building is oriented to Thirteenth Avenue South on a flat site above street level. This 1434 square foot, single-story house with a full basement features an irregular plan, measuring approximately 44’ by 42’, with a 14’ by 6’ front deck. A poured concrete foundation supports the wood frame, painted clay tile-clad superstructure. Clay tile roofing covers the hip, shed and flat roof. Flush eaves with minimal trim define the roofline. Leaded multiple-pane windows provide day lighting. A deck bounded by a low metal railing extends over the integrated, below-grade garage. A short flight of stairs leads to the front stoop. A brick chimney services the building.

Detail for 4115 13th AVE / Parcel ID 5680000565 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick, Other Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat with Parapet, Hip Roof Material(s): Clay Tile
Building Type: Plan:
Structural System: No. of Stories:
Unit Theme(s):
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
City of Seattle DCLU Microfilm Records.
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.
City of Seattle. Survey of City-Owned Historic Resources. Prepared by Cathy Wickwire, Seattle, 2001. Forms for Ravenna Park structures.
Tobin, Caroline. (2004) "Beacon Hill Historic Context Statement."

Photo collection for 4115 13th AVE / Parcel ID 5680000565 / Inv #

Photo taken Dec 30, 2003

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