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Summary for 212 17th AVE / Parcel ID 3319500555 / Inv #

Historic Name: Unknown Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1909
This house is one of a cohesive row of early 20th century vernacular dwellings built in 1908 and 1909 by Z. A. Harrison. The houses are important as a unit because they enhance our knowledge of residential development in Seattle and the evolution of vernacular architecture. This house contributes to the historic streetscape of the north side of the 200 block of 17th Avenue South. Sarah Lippman acquired this house in 1931.
This vernacular house is an expression of the Craftsman style the details of which are overpowered by an oversized, square, hipped roof dormer in the center of the façade. Otherwise, the house is a side gable cottage with road roof, open eaves and exposed rafter ends. The full width, inset porch is supported by classical columns. The house was clad in asbestos shingles sometime before 1956. The house is a variation of 204 17th Avenue South.

Detail for 212 17th AVE / Parcel ID 3319500555 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status: INV
Cladding(s): Shingle - Concrete/Asbestos Foundation(s): Unknown
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Changes to Original Cladding: Extensive
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Seattle P. I. February 21, 1909 Real Estate Section

Photo collection for 212 17th AVE / Parcel ID 3319500555 / Inv #

Photo taken Aug 01, 1991
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