Various Victorian Residences circa 1890

1890 Victorian Homes Spokane

These three houses illustrate the range of smaller Victorian residences that were once prevalent in Seattle. The most ornate of the three was probably the most typically urban in style. While small in size, all had the elaborate Queen Anne details found in much larger examples, including multiple surface treatments, clipped corners, and gingerbreading. The first example, 1009 East Madison, was the most ornate, and had irregular massing and a prominent front gable. Shingles and wood siding cover...

Parker Ferson Residence 1909

The Parker-Ferson residence is a large Neoclassical Revival house with the characteristic two-story portico supported by colossal columns. The main entry doors and flanking windows are slightly recessed. A balustraded porch beneath the main portico extends across the entire front of the house. (The ballustrades have been removed.) This residence, quite spacious with more than thirty rooms, has interior mahogany woodwork. The main foyer has a large cornice molding that replicates the exterior...

Horace Adelbert Middaugh Residence 1901

The Horace Adelbert Middaugh residence, designed by the architect James E. Webster, is another fine example of a Neoclassical Revival house. A high foundation gives it pronounced stateliness. The two-story portico is supported by paired Ionic columns at the front, with single Ionic pilasters on the back wall. Dentil work over the entablature and the ornate balustrade along the top and on either side of the first level complete the portico. The front entry is reached by ascending an imposing...