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Summary for 910 W Garfield ST W / Parcel ID 196060-0937 / Inv #

Historic Name: Dorsey, Hilen & Minna, House Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1909
 
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 modest Craftsman house is notable for its high degree of integrity and the extensive use of multipaned windows to take advantage of the westerly views. The porch windows and front door have been slightly changed, but have the same appearance and character as the original. In 1909, when it was built, many houses ignored views in their siting and design, but this was an exception. It has the general appearance of a beach cottage, although it is on a steep hill. The house was built in 1909, but nothing is known about the original owner or builder. The first identified owners were Hilen and Minna Dorsey, who purchased the house in 1934. Mr. Dorsey was a music teacher. The next known owner was Roger E. Aasten, who bought it in 1967.
 
Appearance
This front gabled Craftsman house has deep eaves and prominent brackets. Cladding is clapboard with cornerboards, with wood shingles in the gable ends. A sizable entry porch, enclosed with multipaned glass, projects from the east side of the main (south) fa├žade. To the west is a large shed-roofed bay, supported by brackets, with three 21-light casement windows. A similar but smaller bay is on the south elevation, flanked by additional multipaned windows and a brick chimney toward the front of the house. The south side also has a small gabled dormer. The house sits above a steep street, with a retaining wall and curving stairway. To the east is a deck, added in1969. Because of the hill, there is a daylight basement on the west side, with a separate entrance; above this door is a wood water table. The foundation is concrete block. There is also a clinker brick chimney on the west.

Detail for 910 W Garfield ST W / Parcel ID 196060-0937 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, 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: one
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Integrity
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Plan: 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.

Photo collection for 910 W Garfield ST W / Parcel ID 196060-0937 / Inv #


Photo taken Feb 04, 2003
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