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Summary for 216 17th AVE / Parcel ID 3319500556 / Inv #

Historic Name: Unknown Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1909
 
Significance
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. According to tax records, R. A. Long acquired this house in 1927.
 
Appearance
This vernacular house is a variation of 202 17th Avenue South and an expression fo the Craftsman style. Its slightly flared eaves, however, are not open and there are no exposed rafter ends. This house has a hipped roof with hipped dormers on each elevation. The inset corner porch has been enclosed and window modifications further compromise the original character of the house.

Detail for 216 17th AVE / Parcel ID 3319500556 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status: INV
Cladding(s): Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Unknown
Roof Type(s): Hip 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
Integrity
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Changes to Windows: Extensive
Changes to Plan: Intact
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 216 17th AVE / Parcel ID 3319500556 / Inv #


Photo taken Aug 01, 1991
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