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Summary for 317-319 W Republican ST W / Parcel ID 198920-0565 / Inv #

Historic Name: Berg, A. J., Houses Common Name:
Style: Vernacular Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1914
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).
These two vernacular duplexes, built in 1914, are among the few small structures remaining from early development in the lower Queen Anne area. This area was particularly popular because of its proximity to downtown. At the beginning of the century many duplexes and apartments were built to accommodate the vast influx of new arrivals, many of whom were young singles. In the years following the 1897 Klondike gold rush the city grew dramatically, doubling doubling between 1890 and 1900 and nearly tripling again by 1910, to 237,194. Also in this period (1903-11) the western half of Denny Hill to the south was sluiced into Elliott Bay, opening up access to Queen Anne. The original owner of these buildings is not known, but by 1926 they were owned by A. J. Berg, a mechanic, who lived here for fifty years, into the 1970s. Although the buildings appear largely intact, they have been significantly altered with the removal of the original porches. On the eastern building (317 W. Republican), one entry has been relocated to th second floor and the windows have been replaced.
The duplex on the east (317 W. Republican) has a hipped roof with deep eaves; cladding is clapboard, with shingles below the water table and a dentilled course runs above the first floor windows. The entry has a hipped hood with brackets, and one entry door. The second entry is on the second floor, reached by wood stairs on the west elevation. West of the entry is a two-story three-sided bay with a hipped roof. The east elevation has a three-sided hipped bay on the second floor. Windows throughout are one-over-one double-hung sash. This has been altered through the removal of the original porch and the relocation of the second entry from the front to the side. Windows were originally six-over-one sash. The duplex on the west (319 W. Republican) is generally similar to the first, with a hipped roof, clapboard cladding, a dentilled course and a two-story bay. It is more intact, retaining the original configuration with two entry doors on the front stoop. The original porch has been removed. The entry has a simple hipped roof, a wood stoop and stairs, and two wood-and-glass doors. The second floor retains its six-over-one and one-over-one windows.

Detail for 317-319 W Republican ST W / Parcel ID 198920-0565 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Hip Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Multiple Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Plan: Moderate
Changes to Windows: Moderate
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.

Photo collection for 317-319 W Republican ST W / Parcel ID 198920-0565 / Inv #

Photo taken Aug 16, 2004

Photo taken Aug 16, 2004
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