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Summary for 2311 Broadway / Parcel ID 66995000050 / Inv #

Historic Name: Corley, George & Margaret, Residence Common Name:
Style: Colonial - Dutch Colonial Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
Built By: Year Built: 1921
 
Significance
This is a good example of the Dutch Colonial revival style, which was one of many revival styles that became very popular in the 1920s. The Dutch Colonial variation is distinguished by its gambrel or “barn” roof. They are often placed with the entry on the side, as seen here, in order to fit on the narrow lots found in many Seattle neighborhoods. The original owner and architect are not known. The house may have been built be a builder on speculation; plans for this style were easily available in pattern books. The first identified owner was Edith A. Crosby, who purchased the house in 1936. However, the primary owners have been the current owners, who purchased the house in 1964. The house is intact, except for an added rear deck.
 
Appearance
This two-story Dutch Colonial house has a gambrel roof and wood shingle cladding. The entry is on the south elevation, with a small gabled portico with wood columns. As is typical of this style, each side has a full-width shed dormer, which increases the usable space in the second story. Windows are 8-over-1 sash with wide wood surrounds. Two pairs of windows flank the entry; the dormers have two pairs of windows, with a single one in the center. The ends have two windows on each story. A brick chimney runs up the center of the street (east) facade.

Detail for 2311 Broadway / Parcel ID 66995000050 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gambrel Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Integrity
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Plan: Slight
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 2311 Broadway / Parcel ID 66995000050 / Inv #


Photo taken Oct 07, 2006
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