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Summary for 811 20th AVE / Parcel ID 2254502490 / Inv #

Historic Name: Unknown Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne - Cottage, Vernacular Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1895
In the opinion of the survey, this property is located in a potential historic districe (National and/or local).
This home embodies the distinctive characteristics of a vernacular interpretation of the Queen Anne style. It is important because it enhances our knowledge of vernacular architecture and residential development in Seattle and because it contributes to the historic streetscape. This house does not seem to appear on the 1893 Sanborn but does appear in a well developed block on the 1904-1905 Sanborn. Eva E. Felt acquired this house in 1933.
This one & 1/2 story, side gable house is a traditional vernacular form embellished with Queen Anne details. Twin gable dormers are enriched with wooden shingle and vertical board patterns. A three-sided bay with hipped roof is also decorated with shingles. It has an asymmetrical, partial width porch. The original porch posts and trim are missing. The house is currently difficult to admire from the street due to privacy fencing. The house has new aluminum windows.

Detail for 811 20th AVE / Parcel ID 2254502490 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status: INV
Cladding(s): Shingle, Vertical - Boards, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Unknown
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Irregular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Extensive
Major Bibliographic References
Sanborn (Insurance) Map Company, Seattle, Washington.
King County Tax Assessor Rolls (1892-1910), Washington State Archives

Photo collection for 811 20th AVE / Parcel ID 2254502490 / Inv #

Photo taken Aug 01, 1991

Photo taken Aug 03, 1979
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