Home Page
Link to Seattle Department of Neighborhoods home page

Seattle Historical Sites

New Search

Summary for 2819 FRANKLIN AVE / Parcel ID 1959701445 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne Neighborhood: Eastlake
Built By: Year Built: 1901
This is a good example of Queen Anne architecture possessing a high degree of design integrity, despite having been converted into a duplex.

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.


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

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

This is a one-and-a-half story, shingle and drop siding clad wood frame duplex on a brick foundation over a half basement with a porch borne by a post and beam foundation. The steeply sloped roof of the house itself, with overlapping, front facing gables and intersecting cross gables, the enclosed soffits, the hip roofed, wrap around porch with tuned posts, and the spindle work and lacy bracketing at the porch and at the apex of the gables, are all features customarily associated with the “spindlework” variant of Queen Anne design. The balcony cut into the porch roof over the entry is an original feature. The topography of the site and the landscaping make the house difficult to see.

The house was built in 1901 (King County Assessor Property Characteristics Report, accessed October 1, 2007, although the King County Property Record Card gives the date as 1910). The Assessor’s records suggest that the structure was converted from a single-family residence to a duplex at some point after 1937.

Detail for 2819 FRANKLIN AVE / Parcel ID 1959701445 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood, Wood - Drop siding Foundation(s): Brick, Post & Pier
Roof Type(s): Gable, Hip Roof Material(s): Wood - Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Irregular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Plan: Moderate
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 2819 FRANKLIN AVE / Parcel ID 1959701445 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Sep 30, 2007
App v2.0.1.0