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Summary for 633 35TH AVE / Parcel ID 0345000005 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne, Queen Anne - Free Classic Neighborhood: Leschi
Built By: Year Built: 1892
This is a good example of the simple front gable version of the Queen Anne style. It has retained a high degree of integrity despite some early additions and minor detail alterations.

This is one of approximately 2,200 houses that are still extant out of more than 5,000 that were built by the end of 1906 in Seattle’s Central Area, Eastlake, First Hill, Leschi, Madison Park, Madrona, and North Capitol Hill neighborhoods.

A complete permit history, and a complete record of ownership and occupation have not yet been prepared for this property; however, W. J. Creglow apparently owned the house from about 1921 until at least 1937. It appears the structure was acquired by Willie White Jr. and his wife in 1962, and has been owned by Marion E. West since 1972.


King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972) Washington State Archives

King County GIS Center Property Report (; accessed July 29, 2008)

This is a two story, clapboard and shingle clad, wood frame single-family residence on a concrete foundation, over a small partial basement. The porch appears to be built on a post and beam foundation.

The moderately sloped roof with its dominant, pent enclosed, front facing gable, the use of shingle siding at the upper level, and clapboard siding below, together with related trim elements, to reduce the extent of large smooth wall surfaces, the simple door and window surrounds, the preponderance of window sashes with undivided expanses of glass, or double-hung windows with upper sashes divided into multiple panes set in a pattern of diagonal muntins, are all deign elements customarily associated with Queen Anne design.

The moderate slope of the roof, the shallow pediment marking the position of the recessed porch, the extension of the porch entablature around the house as a built up wood belt course, and the enclosed soffit with frieze with dentils at the base of the main roof overhang add a taste of the Queen Anne style’s Free Classic variant.

A shed-roofed addition appears to have been appended to the back of the structure at an early date. A rectangular bay at the first story of the south elevation may also be an addition. Plastic film “storm windows” have been added to some windows as an energy conservation measure. A metal railing appears to have been added at the porch.

The house was built in 1892 (King County Property Record Card; the King County GIS Center Property Report, accessed July 29, 2008, gives the date of construction as 1901). The King County Property Record Card indicates that the house was remodeled in 1919.

Detail for 633 35TH AVE / Parcel ID 0345000005 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured, Post & Pier
Roof Type(s): Gable, Hip, Shed 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
Changes to Plan: Slight
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 633 35TH AVE / Parcel ID 0345000005 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Oct 23, 2007
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