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

By Caroline T. Swope

Homeowners, heritage and structure buffs, and viewers to the Pacific Northwest will all discover a treasure trove of knowledge inside of those pages. With three hundred photos and illustrations, either old and modern, this article presents a entire assessment of the city's significant residential architectural kinds, together with Victorian, Craftsman, Tudor Revival, and glossy. the houses featured variety from the showplaces of the rich to humble cottages and bungalows in residential neighborhoods. starting with a ancient evaluate and carrying on with via descriptions of the a hundred and twenty featured homes, geared up by means of chronological period, this can be the first-ever finished consultant to Seattle's old houses. Checklists of homes via local and elegance make this helpful for jogging excursions by way of citizens and viewers alike. a person attracted to keeping Seattle's architectural treasures will locate this a vital source. vintage homes of Seattle is a colourful portrait of the city's improvement, an incredible bankruptcy within the tale of yank residential structure.

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Burwell residence, period photograph. Museum of History and Industry, Seattle, 18786 A Victorian master bedroom, Anson S. Burwell residence, period photograph. Museum of History and Industry, Seattle, 18785 31 32 VICTORIAN A Victorian house featured in Seattle architect V. W. Voorhees’s pattern book, Western Home Builder, circa 1910. University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections, UW23600 VICTORIAN HOUSES Italianate (1850–1885) Queen Anne and Folk Victorian (1880–1910) circa 1870–1880 Corliss P.

Deeply concerned with the relationship between people and their cultural and built environments, he was a major advocate for preserving Seattle’s Pike Place Market in the 1960s. Italianate, Queen Anne, and Folk Victorian 53 List-Bussell residence, period photograph. Courtesy of Darren Pritt List-Bussell Residence (1892) The List-Bussell residence, a remodeled Queen Anne, was covered with stucco in the late 1920s. The structure retained its roof massing, canted corners, turret, decorative glass, and interior woodwork.

University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections, Lee 115 INTERIORS Both large and small Victorian residences usually had a front entry hall. If there was a second floor, the main staircase was immediately accessible from the front hall, and could be quite articulated, with decorative spindles, a massive newel post, and occasionally a paneled sidewall. A 30 VICTORIAN smelly, noisy kitchen and the family’s dining space. Victorian kitchens were spacious, but poorly laid out for modern conveniences, with tables providing much of the workspace, and a relatively small amount of cabinet space.

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