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Summary for 1116 16th AVE / Parcel ID / Inv #

Historic Name: unknown Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
Built By: Year Built: 1917
 
Significance
In the opinion of the survey, this property is located in a potential historic districe (National and/or local).
This Queen Anne-style house stands out in the neighborhood of Classic Boxes, and is unusual for its late date--1917, long after the Queen Anne style had ceased to be in fashion. It is notable for its decorative shingles and the complex composition with gabled dormers, a three-story turret and a small columned turret on the porch. It also has numerous extraordinary leaded glass widnows. This block is within the original Capitol Hill 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.
 
Appearance

Detail for 1116 16th AVE / Parcel ID / Inv #

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Irregular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Integrity
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
Williams, Jacqueline B. The Hill with a Future: Seattle's Capitol Hill 1900-1946. Seattle: CPK Ink, 2001.

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Photo taken Dec 05, 2006
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