By Caroline T. Swope
House owners, heritage and structure buffs, and viewers to the Pacific Northwest will all discover a treasure trove of knowledge inside those pages. With three hundred images and illustrations, either historical and modern, this article offers a complete review of the city's significant residential architectural types, together with Victorian, Craftsman, Tudor Revival, and sleek. the houses featured diversity from the showplaces of the rich to humble cottages and bungalows in residential neighborhoods. starting with a ancient assessment and carrying on with via descriptions of the a hundred and twenty featured homes, equipped by way of chronological period, this is often the first-ever entire consultant to Seattle's historical houses. Checklists of homes by means of local and elegance make this beneficial for jogging excursions by means of citizens and viewers alike. somebody attracted to holding Seattle's architectural treasures will locate this a necessary source. vintage homes of Seattle is a colourful portrait of the city's improvement, a tremendous bankruptcy within the tale of yankee residential structure.
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Werner Lenggenhager. Seattle Public Library, 22444 23rd Avenue Housing Group, 800 Block (1892–1893) The Victorian houses on the 800 block of 23rd Avenue are considered the finest extant grouping of Folk Victorian architecture in Seattle. Constructed in 1892–1893, the buildings have nearly identical plans and elevations. All of the houses are one and a half story, with steep gabled roofs, and machine-milled wooden gingerbreading, gable ornaments, and turned posts. These small houses were designed to include a parlor, dining room, and kitchen on the main floor, and bedrooms on the second level.
However, they fell on hard times, and Charles E. Owings acquired the property in 1898. Owings finished the house over a number of years, but appears to have not had the funds to sufficiently maintain the property. In 1900 he is listed in the Polk Seattle city directory as renting beds in the house. He sold the property a few years later and the house was eventually purchased by a Mr. Saylor in 1906. Saylor’s two daughters began a candy company in the house, the Canterbury Candy Makers. The company’s first factory was located on Boylston Avenue East, just one block away from the home.
Stone was associated with the Seattle Timber Preserving Company of Ballard and served as partners with Lewis Rowe in a carriage business. His house typifies a simply ornamented Italianate dwelling. Predominantly rectangular in plan, the structure has a hipped roof with decorative brackets under the roof eaves. Although the second- story windows do not have elaborate crowns, the first-floor windows and doors have stronger articulation. While the front windows appear to be two over two, double hung, the side windows appear to be a mix of four over four and one over one.
Classic Houses of Seattle: High Style to Vernacular, 1870-1950 (The Classic Houses Series) by Caroline T. Swope