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Summary for 415 McGraw ST / Parcel ID 352890-0545 / Inv #

Historic Name: Chase, Fred & Violet, House Common Name:
Style: Tudor Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1925
 
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 Tudor Revival house is an interesting interpretation of the style, with a prominent stucco gabled wing attached to a simple side gable house. It is a good example of a "builder's Tudor," one of the most popular styles in Seattle in the 1920s. They have characteristics of the Tudor style such as steep gable roofs, leaded windows and half-timbering, but on a relatively modest scale. The house was built for Fred Chase, a salesman, and his wife Violet, who lived here from 1925 until the 1940s. The architect and builder are not known. Later owners included Richard & Cecelia Winsor (1950s), and Franklin McKrillis, the owner of a public relations firm (1970s-80s).
 
Appearance
This house has a gable-and-wing form with a typical very steep stucco gable on the front. The asymmetrical front gable, on the west side of the main fa├žade, sweeps down over the arched entry. It has two groups of four 10-light leaded casement windows, one on each floor. The double garage doors are on the ground floor of the front wing. The lower set of windows is in a blind arch; both sets have a sill of red bricks, which are also used to outline the entry arch. The bulk of the house is a side gable volume toward the rear, with shingle cladding and leaded six--over-one and casement windows.

Detail for 415 McGraw ST / Parcel ID 352890-0545 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Stucco, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable 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 Original Cladding: Intact
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.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.
Ochsner, Jeffrey Karl, ed. Shaping Seattle Architecture, A Historical Guide to the Architects. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1994.

Photo collection for 415 McGraw ST / Parcel ID 352890-0545 / Inv #


Photo taken Feb 27, 2004
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