Classic Houses of Seattle: High Style to Vernacular, by Caroline T. Swope

By Caroline T. Swope

Property owners, heritage and structure buffs, and viewers to the Pacific Northwest will all discover a treasure trove of data inside of those pages. With three hundred photos and illustrations, either ancient and modern, this article presents a entire assessment of the city's significant residential architectural kinds, 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 evaluation and carrying on with via descriptions of the one hundred twenty featured homes, equipped by means of chronological period, this can be the first-ever entire advisor to Seattle's historical houses. Checklists of homes by way of local and magnificence make this helpful for strolling excursions through citizens and viewers alike. a person drawn to maintaining Seattle's architectural treasures will locate this an important 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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I N THE UNITED STATES, the Colonial Revival and Neoclas- sical Revival styles share some Classical design features. The Colonial Revival style, where architectural massing and details are copied from period Colonial examples, originated with the Philadelphia Centennial International Exposition of 1876. A growing wave of historical patriotism found visual form through historic interiors as well, designed to show how our founding fathers lived during the late 1700s and early 1800s. In turn, many Colo- While people from many countries lived in colonial America, the term “Colonial Revival” in architecture generally refers to houses based on early English and Dutch designs.

M. T. Powers, who lived here. In fact, the only thing that truly indicates its Victorian style is the irregular massing created by the double-story bay, and the shingleaccented cross gable. This house is an excellent example of what is now called a Free Classic Victorian, a house style that is often simpler in plan, with restrained ornamentation that echoes the Classical style. Although the exact construction date for this residence is undetermined, it was likely built around 1900. During this time Classically inspired details were popularized by the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition held in Chicago.

50 VICTORIAN 14th Avenue housing group, in 2004. 14th Avenue Housing Group (1890–1909): Gilman and Torbactia Residences These houses were built on lower Queen Anne Hill in an area once known as Smith’s Cove. At this time, Puget Sound’s tide extended along 15th Avenue West, and these homes were only one block from the waterfront. The Gilman house, located at 2016 14th Avenue West, was constructed in 1891. The two-story structure has a gabled roof, an angled bay window on the main floor, and a rectangular tower.

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