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Summary for 6237 CARLETON AVE / Parcel ID 3465800020 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Bert E. Cook House Common Name:
Style: Tudor Neighborhood: Georgetown
Built By: Year Built: 1937

Based on field work conducted in September 2014, this historic property retains its relationship to the streetscape, historic building form and a sufficient amount of exterior historic building fabric (design features, cladding and/or window sash/openings) to contribute to the distinct character of the Georgetown neighborhood.

This is an altered but relatively intact historic property that may possess some limited architectural and/or historic significance. This property exhibits some minor changes to the exterior appearance since it was identified in the 1997 HRI project.

(1997) This property is associated with an era of residential and commercial building between 1916 and 1942 which continued in Georgetown despite an acceleration of the trends toward the industrialization of the area. Significant changes came with prohibition and the closure of the brewery in 1916, the completion of the Duwamish Waterway in 1917, and the arrival of new businesses, such as the Boeing Airplane Company in 1916. In spite of the increasingly industrial nature of the area which had been zoned as such in 1923, residents of Georgetown continued to build new homes and businesses and to plan for a future in the neighborhood. This house was built for Bert, a longshoreman, and Lulu Cook who purchased the property (a prior house was situated here) in 1935 and appear to have owned it for many years. (Bert E. Cook, Owner/Contractor).
(1997) A partly intact, however altered, example of Tudor Revival style design, a dominant residential design mode during the 1920s and early 30s that was loosely based on a variety of early English building traditions. This residence appears to have been constructed according to widely available house plans that were popularly used during this era and is similar to Tudor Revival designs promoted via architect/builder’s plan books and Aladdin type house catalogs. This residence exhibits design features and historic building fabric that typify the popular Tudor Revival design mode: a steeply pitched side gable roof form with facade dominated by a prominent steeply pitched cross gable, tight eave and rake treatment, and an arched entry porch opening. The house is distinguished by an asymmetrical facade, varied eave heights, and a prominent shed roof dormer. The main front gable (porch roof) is bellcast and an end wall chimney is situated on the side elevation. The windows are typically double-hung and set in groups with multiple pane (prairie) upper sash members. The house is currently clad with vinyl siding laid over the original shake siding. This particular alteration diminishes the architectural character of the house.

Detail for 6237 CARLETON AVE / Parcel ID 3465800020 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Veneer- Vinyl Siding Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Irregular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Community Planning/Development
Changes to Original Cladding: Extensive
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
City of Seattle DCLU Microfilm Records.
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.

Photo collection for 6237 CARLETON AVE / Parcel ID 3465800020 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Apr 25, 1997

Photo taken Sep 15, 2014

Photo taken Sep 15, 2014
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