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Summary for 2434 8th AVE / Parcel ID 940630-0085 / Inv #

Historic Name: Charouhas, Gus & Ruth, House Common Name:
Style: American Foursquare Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1910
 
Significance
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).
This house is an intact version of an American Foursquare or Classic Box, one of the most popular house types on Queen Anne and Capitol Hill during the first decade of the 20th Century. It may well have been based on a pattern book design, as many similar designs are found in books such as the Western Home Builder published in Seattle by Victor Voorhees. This example is narrower than most found in this neighborhood. It was built in 1910, but the builder and original owner are not known. The first identified owner was Mrs. Gertrude Jackson, a widowed telephone operator who bought it in 1937. She may not have lived here; Augustus Charouhas is listed as a tenant in 1938, and by 1948 was listed as the owner. He lived here into the 1960s and his wife Ruth remained after his death, into the 1970s. Charouhas owned and operated the 14th Avenue Coffee Shop.
 
Appearance
This Foursquare has the typical hipped-roof form with a hip-roofed dormer on the front. It has deep boxed eaves with curved brackets. Cladding is clapboard with a very wide belt course between the two stories and a narrow one below the first floor windows. The recessed porch is on the south side of the main (west) fa├žade, with a single square paneled column at the corner. To the north of the porch is a three-part window with eight-over-one and four-over-one windows. A similar configuration is found on a hipped roof hanging bay on the north elevation. The second floor has two eight-over-one windows; a shallow decorative windowbox runs below both of them. Similar windows are on the side elvations.

Detail for 2434 8th AVE / Parcel ID 940630-0085 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Hip Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Integrity
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.

Photo collection for 2434 8th AVE / Parcel ID 940630-0085 / Inv #


Photo taken Jan 30, 2003
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