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The front porch treatment, with turned porch supports and delicate gingerbreading, is more indicative of a Queen Anne structure. The smaller second-floor portion of the bay window is unusual. Italianate, Queen Anne, and Folk Victorian 39 Italianate Victorian porch detail, 208 13th Avenue South. Italianate Victorian house originally located at 208 13th Avenue South, in 2004. Italianate Victorian Residence (1901) This two-story building was one of a pair that were almost identical, both having hipped roofs, and similar floor plans and window articulation.
Sections of the original bracketing are intact. Other houses in the neighborhood are Victorian as well, including those at 2000 and 2006 14th Avenue West and at 1311 West Newton. At the time of construction these houses were located in a Finnish fishing community, which encompassed several blocks. By 1915 increased Slavic emigration to Seattle changed the area’s ethnic character; the Slavs also had a maritime heritage. By 1916 Herman Hentschke purchased the house at 2010 14th Avenue West, and the Slavic names of Zorovich, Brusich, and Damoulow can be found as owners of nearby residences.
A native of Holland, he moved to New York in 1877 and then traveled westward to Iowa and then Oregon. By 1850 he lived in Oregon City, and is rumored to have lost his home during an Indian conflict of the 1850s. He made several trips to the Puget Sound region, settling there in 1889. Van Asselt was a jack of all trades, and worked as a farmer, shingle maker, carpenter, and cabinetmaker at various times in his life. He was also an expert marksman, a valued skill during the settlement era. Henry Van Asselt residence, in 1955.
Classic Houses of Seattle: High Style to Vernacular, 1870-1950 (The Classic Houses Series) by Caroline T. Swope