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Summary for 2005 E Galer ST E / Parcel ID 1338300160 / Inv #

Historic Name: Borash, Milton D., House Common Name:
Style: Tudor Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
Built By: Year Built: 1920
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 striking house, called an English Gothic Manor in the city’s 1929 historic resources survey, attracted considerable attention when it was built in 1920, and was featured in Washington State Architect (12/21/1920). It was designed for Milton D. Borash by architect Harry James. It is located on Galer Street, an avenue of fine view homes in Capitol Hill Division 5, one of the original Capitol Hill plats of James A. Moore, who gave the area its name. In 1900 Moore, who had already developed other Seattle neighborhoods, purchased and began platting 160 acres, roughly between 11th and 20th avenues, from Roy Street north to Galer. Before selling lots for construction, he graded and paved the streets (eliminating the dust that plagued many sections), installed sidewalks, water mains and sewer lines, and planned for street lights and telephone poles. Lots went on sale in 1901, heavily promoted to attract local business leaders as residents. The response was immediate. The quality infrastructure, convenient transportation, schools and other amenities proved to be very popular and the area was largely developed, with sizable, attractive houses, within only a few years. This location, at the north end, was one of the later sections to develop.
This striking house is 2-1/2 stories, with a tall side-gabled form and three tall narrow gabled dormers in the front. Cladding is red brick, with extensive cast stone ornamentation including coping around the gable ends, wide window surrounds, and an arch above the recessed oak door. Above the arch is a small open balcony with a cast concrete shield. Windows are primarily four over one sash, in groups of two or three, with casement windows in the gable ends. At the rear is a detached two-car garage.

Detail for 2005 E Galer ST E / Parcel ID 1338300160 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Slate
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: 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.
City of Seattle, Department of Planning and Development, Microfilm Records.

Photo collection for 2005 E Galer ST E / Parcel ID 1338300160 / Inv #

Photo taken Oct 31, 2006

Photo taken Oct 31, 2006
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