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Summary for 1626 39TH AVE / Parcel ID 5318100960 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne - Cottage Neighborhood:
Built By: Year Built: 1905
This is a fairly typical example of small scale Queen Anne design with fairly good design 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.


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

King County GIS Center Property Report (; accessed March 6, 2008)

This is a one-and-a-half story, clapboard clad wood frame single-family residence on a concrete foundation, over a full basement.

The steep pitch of the roof, the pent-enclosed front facing gable, the enclosed soffits, and the frieze at the top of the walls, are all elements customarily associated with the Queen Anne style. The squared, full height bays, sheltered by the moderate overhangs, appear to be original components of the structure. The long rectangular, single story form suggests the emergence of the bungalow typology.

The house was built in 1905 (King County Property Record Card; the King County GIS Center Property Report, accessed March 6, 2008, gives the date of construction as 1906). The concrete porch appears to be relatively new. The solid, clapboard clad porch railings that characterized the porch in 1937 have been removed and replaced with open lattice rails.

Detail for 1626 39TH AVE / Parcel ID 5318100960 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood, Wood - Drop siding 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: one & ½
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 1626 39TH AVE / Parcel ID 5318100960 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Oct 08, 2007
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