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Summary for 1440 21st AVE / Parcel ID 7228501055 / Inv #

Historic Name: Unknown Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne, Vernacular Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1900
In the opinion of the survey, this property is located in a potential historic districe (National and/or local).
This house embodies the distinctive characteristics of a vernacular Queen Anne dwelling. It is important because it enhances our knowledge of vernacular architecture and residential development in Seattle. It is also important for its contribution to the historic streetscape. This house appears on the 1904-1905 Sanborn Map. It was purchased by Robert C. Gray in 1938.
This is a traditional, two story gable front house form generously embellished with Queen Anne details. The focal point of the house is a large second floor horseshoe bay with balcony. The railing for the balcony is missing. The eaves of the house are flared and have false rafter ends. The full width, hipped porch shelters an asymmetrical entrance with shallow oval bay. Windows are one over one double hung sash. The upper lights of the second floor windows are decorative. Bases to the square porch posts are similar to the original. An interesting retaining wall and entrance steps enhance the site.

Detail for 1440 21st AVE / Parcel ID 7228501055 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status: INV
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood 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: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
Sanborn (Insurance) Map Company, Seattle, Washington.
King County Tax Assessor Rolls (1892-1910), Washington State Archives

Photo collection for 1440 21st AVE / Parcel ID 7228501055 / Inv #

Photo taken Aug 01, 1991

Photo taken Aug 03, 1979
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