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Summary for 120 W Prospect ST W / Parcel ID 173180-0195 / Inv #

Historic Name: Cochran House Common Name:
Style: American Foursquare Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1904
 
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 house, a good and early example of the American Foursquare, is one of the oldest in the vicinity, and one of the largest of this style. It was designed in 1904 by Kerr & Rogers, and built by Jones & Jenkins, for Mrs. Maude Leola Cochran and her husband Thomas, a manager for the Morgan Oyster Company. Mrs. Cochran and, later, her daughter Avadana Cochran, remained here until the 1970s.
 
Appearance
This is an elegant example of an American Foursquare, although with a lower profile than usually seen. Cladding is clapboard and stone on the first story, with wood shingle on the second. The hipped roof has very deep eaves and curved brackets. There are shallow hipped dormers on the front and both sides, with lattice windows. The entry, at the east end of the main fa├žade, is approached by concrete steps, and the large wood door is flanked by leaded glass windows with wide wood surrounds. The projecting full-width porch has three large square columns supporting the hip roof. First floor windows on the west and south have leaded glass with an elaborate, delicate geometric pattern of leaves and petals. Above the porch is a pair of large 16-light windows in a shallow bay with curved brackets and wide wood surrounds. Other second-floor windows three double-hung windows and one casement, all with a lattice pattern. On the west elevation the second floor projects slightly, with brackets below. It also has a square bay. The foundation of random-laid granite is visible on this side. The 1938 photo shows the west half of the porch as being enclosed with multipaned windows; those are now gone, but this may be the original appearance.

Detail for 120 W Prospect ST W / Parcel ID 173180-0195 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Stone
Roof Type(s): Hip Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-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 Windows: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: 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.

Photo collection for 120 W Prospect ST W / Parcel ID 173180-0195 / Inv #


Photo taken Feb 15, 2003
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