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Summary for 2113 S STATE ST S / Parcel ID 7548301100 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Vernacular Neighborhood: North Rainier Valley
Built By: Year Built: 1900
Built ca 1900, this building was purchased by Vincenzo Carbone in July of 1909, and he remained through 1955. In 1938, Earl W. Pace also lived in the building. Achille J. Mastro bought the residence in September of 1960 for $4000. Robert L. Lee lived in the building by 1961. By 1965 through 1968, Michael F. Sabah occupied the building. The North Rainier Valley consists of a depression created by glaciation between the ridges of Beacon Hill and Mount Baker. The valley derives its name from Mount Rainier because of stunning views of the mountain. The area’s growth followed the early streetcar line, which was completed to Columbia City in 1890. The North Rainier Valley includes the area north of Columbia City and contained many early vegetable farms. Commercial development followed along the streetcar line, with housing built nearby. During the first decades of the 20th century, the area between Massachusetts and Atlantic Streets was home to Seattle’s largest Italian enclave, “Garlic Gulch.” Dugdale Ball Park opened on the corner of Rainier Avenue and McClellan Street in 1913, and was succeeded by Sick’s Stadium in 1938. World War II precipitated a surge in housing development, including the public housing project, Rainier Vista, in 1943. Following the war, the area attracted a mix of African-Americans, Asians, and Filipinos. Today this diverse, low-to-middle income neighborhood is unique within Seattle with its long narrow form focused on the Rainier Avenue transportation corridor.
Built ca 1900, this substantial, vernacular style, single-family dwelling stands on a rectangular lot. The building is oriented to South State Street on a flat site at street level. This 720 square foot, one-and-a-half story house features a rectangular plan, measuring approximately 20’ by 34’, with a full width front porch. A poured concrete foundation supports the wood frame, wood siding-clad superstructure. Corner boards accent the building corners. Asphalt composition roofing covers the front gable roof and gable roof wall dormers. Modest eave and gable overhangs with a boxed soffit define the roofline. Wood and contemporary vinyl sash 1:1 windows with wood casings provide day lighting. A short flight of stairs leads to the front porch. A hip roof carried on chamfered posts shelters the porch. An internal brick chimney services the building.

Detail for 2113 S STATE ST S / Parcel ID 7548301100 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood - Shiplap Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one & ½
Unit Theme(s):
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Plan: Slight
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.
City of Seattle. Survey of City-Owned Historic Resources. Prepared by Cathy Wickwire, Seattle, 2001. Forms for Ravenna Park structures.
Tobin, Caroline. (2004) "North Rainier Valley Historic Context Statement."

Photo collection for 2113 S STATE ST S / Parcel ID 7548301100 / Inv #

Photo taken Dec 04, 2003

Photo taken Dec 04, 2003
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