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Summary for 415 W Comstock ST W / Parcel ID 173280-0880 / Inv #

Historic Name: Siderius, Raymond & Rosemary, House Common Name:
Style: Colonial - Georgian Revival Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1926
 
Significance
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 is a good example of the Georgian Revival style, which was very popular on Queen Anne in the 1920s. It is one of numerous Queen Anne houses built by Frederick J. Davidson, who developed a portion of the eastern side of the hill on Bigelow Avenue North. The earliest known owner was Hans Floe (1930s), a superintendent for P.E. Harris and Company, a salmon packing firm, and his wife Marie. From 1945 until 1964 it was owned by H. D. Larned and his wife Gyna. The longest term owner has been Raymond Siderius, an attorney with the firm of Corbett, Siderius, Lonergan, and his wife Rosemary. They have owned the house from 1964 until the present. The house is highly intact, although in 1982 a second-floor deck was added on the rear (south) elevation.
 
Appearance
This is a good example of the Georgian Revival style, with a side gable roof, red brick cladding and a symmetrical fa├žade. The gabled roof has returns and flat brackets. The entry portico, reached by two steps, has a flat roof topped by a prominent balustrade with turned balusters and supported by a pair of round Doric columns. The door is of oak, with arched leaded glass in a floral pattern and plain sidelights. The entry is flanked by two large picture windows (probably original). The second floor has three arched diamond-pane leaded glass windows, flanked by an eight-over-one double-hung leaded window on each end. Windows on other elevations have a eight-over-one configuration. The gable ends have seimcircular windows, with an external brick chimney on the east elevation.

Detail for 415 W Comstock ST W / Parcel ID 173280-0880 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick 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
Integrity
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: 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.
Reinartz, Kay F. Queen Anne: Community on the Hill. Seattle: Queen Anne Historical Society, 1993.

Photo collection for 415 W Comstock ST W / Parcel ID 173280-0880 / Inv #


Photo taken Aug 16, 2004
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