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Summary for 923 17th AVE / Parcel ID 1336800485 / Inv #

Historic Name: unknown Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
Built By: Year Built: 1920
 
Significance
In the opinion of the survey, this property is located in a potential historic districe (National and/or local).
This Craftsman house is a late example of the style, as by 1920 the more exotic revival styles were becoming more popular, especially on Capitol Hill. It has numerous Craftsman features, including a gable front roof, large knee brackets and a wide front porch with brick piers and square posts. This block is within the original Capitol Hill of James A. Moore, who gave the area its name. In 1900 Moore, who had already developed other Seattle neighborhoods, purchased and began platting 160 acres, roughly between 11th and 20th avenues, from Roy Street north to Galer. Before selling lots for construction, he graded and paved the streets (eliminating the dust that plagued many sections), installed sidewalks, water mains and sewer lines, and planned for street lights and telephone poles. Lots went on sale in 1901, heavily promoted to attract local business leaders as residents. The response was immediate. The quality infrastructure, convenient transportation, schools and other amenities proved to be very popular and the area was largely developed, with sizable, attractive houses, within only a few years.
 
Appearance

Detail for 923 17th AVE / Parcel ID 1336800485 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Integrity
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
Williams, Jacqueline B. The Hill with a Future: Seattle's Capitol Hill 1900-1946. Seattle: CPK Ink, 2001.

Photo collection for 923 17th AVE / Parcel ID 1336800485 / Inv #


Photo taken Dec 13, 2006
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