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Summary for 606 22nd AVE / Parcel ID 5011000065 / Inv #

Historic Name: MacGregor, Catherine, Residence Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
Built By: Year Built: 1912
 
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.
This is one of the finest Craftsman bungalows on Capitol Hill, which has relatively few examples of the style that is so common in Wallingford and other neighborhoods of that era. Much of Capitol Hill developed before the Craftsman style became popular, and the earlier Queen Anne cottages proliferated. Later, the Classic Box house and larger examples of Craftsman houses were more common. This bungalow was built n 1912, and purchased by its long-time owner, Catherine MacGregor, in 1928. The house was clad with asbestos shingles in 1957, but these have been removed and the original shingle cladding has been restored or replaced in kind.
 
Appearance
This fine bungalow has many characteristics of the Craftsman style. It has a side-gabled form, with a wide, shallow gable over the entry; all of the gables have prominent knee brackets and wide pointed bargeboards. Cladding is alternating narrow and wide bands of wood shingles. The entry is through a recessed porch at the southwest corner, with a large and small window. At the corner of the porch is a large battered column of river rock, which is also used on the porch foundation. Along the south end of the house is a shed-roof sun porch surrounded by narrow six-over-one windows. An unusual chimney, with a combination of brick and river rock, pierces through the sun porch roof. Other windows are predominantly six-over-one double-hung sash.

Detail for 606 22nd AVE / Parcel ID 5011000065 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Integrity
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
Williams, Jacqueline B. The Hill with a Future: Seattle's Capitol Hill 1900-1946. Seattle: CPK Ink, 2001.
King County Tax Assessor Records, ca. 1932-1972.

Photo collection for 606 22nd AVE / Parcel ID 5011000065 / Inv #


Photo taken Oct 17, 2006
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