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Summary for 352 Wheeler ST / Parcel ID 534420-0305 / Inv #

Historic Name: Taylor-Bise House Common Name:
Style: Colonial - Dutch Colonial Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1917
 
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 an intact example of the Dutch Colonial style, one of the most popular residential designs on Queen Anne in the 1920s. This house dates from slightly earlier, having been built in 1917 by John A. Taylor, the secretary of the Northwest Produce Association. The Taylors owned the house until the 1940s when it was purchased by Albert Bise, an advocate at the state supreme court, and his wife Dorothy, who stayed here until the 1990s.
 
Appearance
The most notable feature of this two-story Dutch Colonial house is the projecting front porch, with two square columns on brick piers, an arched opening and a plain balustrade on top. The front door has beveled glass and narrow ten-light sidelights. 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 on the first floor, with shingles above, and a water table. The shingled pent roof below the large dormers extends around the porch and along the side elevations, a somewhat unusual feature. Windows throughout have a six- or eight-over-one configuration. Two groups of three windows flank the entry, with three groups of two windows on the second story. Similar windows are on the side elevations, with distinctive hoods with curved brackets over the second floor windows. The east elevation has a small three-sided oriel window. On the northeast is a gabled rear porch and entry.

Detail for 352 Wheeler ST / Parcel ID 534420-0305 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, 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 Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Plan: 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 352 Wheeler ST / Parcel ID 534420-0305 / Inv #


Photo taken Feb 04, 2003
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