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Summary for 2316 FRANKLIN AVE / Parcel ID 2902200845 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman Neighborhood: Eastlake
Built By: Year Built: 1901
This is a good example of early Craftsman design, built as the transition was made from late Queen Anne work to this relatively modern style, 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 Seattleā€™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.


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

King County Assessor Property Characteristics Report (; accessed October 1, 2007)

This is a two story, shingle, clapboard clad, wood frame single family residence on a concrete foundation, over a three-quarter basement. The three-quarter width, hip-roofed porch appears to be resting on a post and beam foundation. The simple, moderately sloped main roof with front facing gable, the open soffits with exposed rafter tails (now hidden by added gutters), the wide bargeboard supported by timber knee-braces are all elements associated with the Craftsman style. The diagonal muntin pattern in the attic windows, the floor to floor height, and the classical columns at the porch are vestigial Queen Anne elements; the heavy banding at the base and the lighter banding at three quarters height (separating the two widths of siding) suggest Prairie style work.

The house was built in 1901 (King County Property Record Card; King County Assessor Property Characteristics Report). It appears the structure is presently undergoing a sympathetic renovation.

Detail for 2316 FRANKLIN AVE / Parcel ID 2902200845 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured, Post & Pier
Roof Type(s): Gable, 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 Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Interior: Unknown
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Photo collection for 2316 FRANKLIN AVE / Parcel ID 2902200845 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Sep 29, 2007
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