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Summary for 1601 2nd AVE / Parcel ID 423290-1830 / Inv #

Historic Name: McKay, John & Eva, House Common Name:
Style: Colonial - Dutch Colonial Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1923
 
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 is a typical and intact example of the Dutch Colonial style, one of the most popular residential designs on Queen Anne in the 1920s. It was built in 1923 by the owner, John McKay, possibly from a pattern book design. The house apparently remained in the family for more than seventy years. McKay, a timber cruiser and later an elevator operator, and his wife, Eva, lived here until the 1950s. Their daughter, Alice, and her husband, Sam Walker, then lived here throughout their marriage until the current owner purchased it in 1996. The house was altered in 1950 with the addition of asbestos brick, but this cladding has been removed and the clapboard cladding restored. The original ten-over-one windows on the south elevation have been replaced with one-over-one sash.
 
Appearance
This two-story Dutch Colonial house has a front entry stoop, with an oversized gabled hood with an arched opening and prominent corbels. The house has the symmetrical fa├žade and gambrel roof typical of this style, with full-width shed dormers on the front and rear elevations. Cladding is clapboard. Above the entry are three small multipaned windows in a diamond pattern, flanked by two ten-over-one double-hung windows. The door is surrounded by a multipaned fanlight and sidelights. On each side of the entry is a three-part window with multipaned upper sections. Windows on the rear are generally similar to those in the front, with French doors to the garden. Windows on the south elevation are newer one-over-one double-hung sash. Northeast of the house is an original detached garage of historic rough-faced concrete block.

Detail for 1601 2nd AVE / Parcel ID 423290-1830 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gambrel 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 Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: 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.

Photo collection for 1601 2nd AVE / Parcel ID 423290-1830 / Inv #


Photo taken Jan 26, 2003
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