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Summary for 1305 E Prospect ST E / Parcel ID 1336300620 / Inv #

Historic Name: Episcopal Bishop's Residence Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
Built By: Year Built: 1906-08
 
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 particularly large example of the Craftsman style, built in 1906-08. It was designed by William Van Siclen for C. G. Bradner, and built at a cost of $10,000 (Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 11/29/1908). A detached garage was added in 1909 by carpenter Abraham Lofquist. As noted by the newspaper, ithe house featured hardwood floors, a tiled bath oom, a basement ballroom and "the usual modern conveniences." It was purchased by the Archdiocese of Olympia in 1930, and was used as the residence of the bishops of the Episcopal Church through the 1930s-40s. In 1953 it was purchased by George W. Donaldson, secretary-treasurer of the Stetson-Ross Machine Company, and later treasurer of Littler, Inc., a clothing store. It is in a neighborhood of large homes, across from Volunteer Park and close to Millionaire’s Row on 14th Avenue East.
 
Appearance
This is a particularly large example of the Craftsman style, built in 1906. The original architect is not known, but a detached garage was built in 1909 by carpenter Abraham Lofquist. It was purchased by the This house, with nearly three full stories, has a side-gabled form, with a large gabled section on the main (north) façade. The deep eaves in the three gable ends have extended rafter tails. Cladding is clinker brick on the first story with stucco above; wide wood belt courses separate the stories. The deeply recessed entry porch, at the center of the main façade, is slightly arched, with a wooden door with leaded glass sidelights. The entry is flanked by two large three-part windows with arched transoms. The second floor has a hanging three-sided bay with sis-over-one windows, flanked by two large eight-over-one double-hung windows. Above, the front gable end has elaborate Craftsman detail, including half-timbering and two nine-light casement windows and half-timbering. The two side gables also have Craftsman detailing, with a pair of six-over-one windows flanked by smaller sash; a very wide belt course runs above the windows. The east elevation, on the second floor, has a square hanging bay with a large four-part multipaned window. The west elevation has another three-sided hanging bay toward the front, with a three-part arched window of stained glass in the center; an exterior brick chimney runs between these features, piercing the eaves. The second floor is similar to the east elevation, with nine-light casements, six-over-one double hung sash, and a simple three-sided square hanging bay. The rear (south) elevation has as sunroom with a balcony on top.

Detail for 1305 E Prospect ST E / Parcel ID 1336300620 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick - Clinker, Stucco 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 & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Religion
Integrity
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.
King County Tax Assessor Records, ca. 1932-1972.
City of Seattle, Department of Planning and Development, Microfilm Records.

Photo collection for 1305 E Prospect ST E / Parcel ID 1336300620 / Inv #


Photo taken Feb 10, 2006

Photo taken Feb 10, 2006
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