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Summary for 707 W Prospect ST W / Parcel ID 387990-9605 / Inv #

Historic Name: Ulrich, Russell and Amy, House Common Name:
Style: Tudor Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1927
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 imposing Tudor house was built in 1927 for Russell and Amy Ulrich. Mr. Ulrich was involved in the real estate business himself, with a company specializing in investments in commercial and industrial properties. In the 1940s-50s the house was owned by John Cissna, president of the Federal Association, Inc., a financial insurance company, and his wife Evelyn. Later owners included Robert and Sally Belle (1950s) and Robert L. Cloes (1956). The current owner, Delbert M. Emerson, purchased the house in 1960. The architect was Stoddard & Son, and the builder was Chris Iverson & Son. George Wellington Stoddard (1896-1967) entered into partnership with his father, Lewis M. Stoddard, following his graduation from the University of Illinois. Following his father’s death in 1929, he practiced alone until 1955, and then practiced in partnership with Francis Huggard. He designed larger homes such as this one, as well as apartment buildings, clinics, banks and other commercial structures. His best known works are Memorial Stadium at Seattle Center (1947) and the Green Lake Aqua Theater (1950).
This house is extraordinary both in its detailing and its siting on a dead-end street at the northwest edge of Queen Anne hill. Cladding is red brick with accent tiles in dark grey and green. It is side gable in form, with two prominent gables projecting from the main (west) façade. A tall half-timbered gable, extending to the peak of the roofline, fills the center of the façade. The entry is near the center, through a small recessed porch with a Tudor arch and elaborate carving; the large door is of oak. Virtually all windows are leaded glass, typically six-over-six double-hung sash. A pair of these windows is on the second floor above the entry, with a louvered vent in the gable end. A second, lower gabled projection is to the north; it is clad in brick and has a large nine-part arched window;. A small gabled dormer is set into the eave to the south of the entry; below is a pair of windows and, on the first floor, a three-side bay with a copper roof. At the north end of the façade is a small shed dormer.

Detail for 707 W Prospect ST W / Parcel ID 387990-9605 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick, Shingle, Stucco Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Wood - Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: 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.
Ochsner, Jeffrey Karl, ed. Shaping Seattle Architecture, A Historical Guide to the Architects. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1994.

Photo collection for 707 W Prospect ST W / Parcel ID 387990-9605 / Inv #

Photo taken Aug 17, 2004
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