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Summary for 615 20th AVE / Parcel ID 7942600007 / Inv #

Historic Name: Unknown Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1908
In the opinion of the survey, this property is located in a potential historic districe (National and/or local).
This Craftsman Cottage is one of three (619 & 621 20th Avenue) very similar cottages important as representative of the Craftsman style but also important for the information they offer about early 20th century housing. This cottage enhances our knowledg of vernauclar architecture and residential development in Seattle and it contributes to the historic streetscape. These houses do not appear on the 1904-1905 Sanborn. There is some evidence that Max Schwartz may have developed these cottages.
This 20' x 31', one & 1/2 story cottage has a broad, side gable roof with a dominant hipped dormer. The whole cottage is wood shingled. The porch is inset under the northeast corner of the roof and is supported by bold square columns withscroll brackets. A pilaster at the southeast corner mimics the porch post. Windows are wide multipane over one double hung sash. Original open eaves with exposed rafter ends have been enclosed. Set high above the sidewalk, the cottage is reached by concrete steps.

Detail for 615 20th AVE / Parcel ID 7942600007 / 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: one
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Changes to Plan: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
Sanborn (Insurance) Map Company, Seattle, Washington.
King County Tax Assessor Rolls (1892-1910), Washington State Archives

Photo collection for 615 20th AVE / Parcel ID 7942600007 / Inv #

Photo taken Aug 01, 1991

Photo taken Aug 03, 1979
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