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Summary for 2317 E ALDER ST E / Parcel ID 0007600041 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman, Queen Anne - Free Classic Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1901
This house is a transitional design, combining components of the emerging craftsman style with late Queen Anne design, and exhibiting a high degree of integrity.

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 record of ownership and occupation have not yet been prepared for this property; however, the house appears to have been owned by Joseph Borish from 1920 until at least 1937. Charles J, Jones and his wife purchased the house in 1963. One of the current owners (Monica Mobley) acquired a community interest from Thomas Pilgrim in 1987.


King County Property Record Card (c. 1937-1972) Washington State Archives

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

This is a single story, clapboard clad, wood frame single family residence over a partial basement on a concrete foundation

The low slope hipped roof, open soffits with exposed rafter tails, craftsman style windows, and the heavy molding wrapping the house just below window sill level and dividing the smaller clapboards in the upper potion of the elevations from the wider clapboards below are typical of craftsman bungalow design. The horizontal emphasis created by the heavy molding at the belly line is suggestive of Prairie style, while the classical columns at the porch suggest late Queen Anne – Free Classic design.

The house was built in 1901 (King County Property Record Card; King County GIS Center Property Report). The house is very close to its original appearance.

Detail for 2317 E ALDER ST E / Parcel ID 0007600041 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Hip Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
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 Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 2317 E ALDER ST E / Parcel ID 0007600041 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Oct 14, 2007

Photo taken Oct 14, 2007
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