Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Ritchie, Willis, A., Architect (firm); Willis Alexander Ritchie (architect)

Dates: constructed 1890

3 stories

North 36th Street and Woodland Park
Fremont, Seattle, WA

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Bowman Avenue and Kilbourne Street in 1893.

This three-story Queen Anne/Shingle Style residence once occupied a lot in what is know the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle, WA. The architect Willis A. Ritchie created a formally varied and irregular design, with a dominant gable facing the street. It stood on high foundations, the front entry reached by a flight of six stairs. A front porch spanned the length of the street facade and wrapped around one end. The entryway was marked by a projecting gable. A rounded stair tower protruded from one side, its landing, mid-way between the first and second floors, lit by arched stained glass windows. The tower's conic top merged into the main gable roof, in the manner of contemporary Shingle Style houses of the east. The main front gable's emphatic triangular form and subtle but elaborate shinglework also recalled Shingle Style designs by the New York firm McKim, Mead and White, Maine-based John Calvin Stevens (1855-1940) and others. As seen in this gable end, the shingles appear to be a skin stretched tight over the curving walls on either side of the house's three attic windows.

PCAD id: 18846