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Summary for 216 21st AVE / Parcel ID 9826701380 / Inv #

Historic Name: Unknown Common Name:
Style: Beaux Arts - Neoclassical Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1910
This building embodies the distinctive characteristics of a Neoclassical Revival apartment building. It and its companion duplex (212 21st Avenue) are important for the information they offer regarding early 20th century multifamily housing and residential development in Seattle. They are also important for their contribution to the historic streetscape. This building does not appear on the 1904-1905 Sanborn.
Bearing some material and design similarities to the large apartment building at 155 21st Avenue, this rectangular apartment building has simple Neoclassical styling. It has a heavy cornice with modillion-like false rafter ends. The entrance porch, which faces a courtyard to the south, is inset under a rectangular projection on the front of the building. It is supported by slender Neoclassical columns. The roof is either flat or very low hipped and according to tax records a built-up roof.

Detail for 216 21st AVE / Parcel ID 9826701380 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status: INV
Cladding(s): Brick Foundation(s): Unknown
Roof Type(s): Flat Roof Material(s): Other
Building Type: Domestic - Multiple Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Changes to Windows: Extensive
Major Bibliographic References
King County Tax Assessor Rolls (1892-1910), Washington State Archives

Photo collection for 216 21st AVE / Parcel ID 9826701380 / Inv #

Photo taken Aug 01, 1991

Photo taken Aug 01, 1979
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