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Summary for 1505 38TH AVE / Parcel ID / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne, Queen Anne - Shingle Neighborhood:
Built By: Year Built: 1903
This is an interesting, if very eclectic, example of Queen Anne style residential architecture, exhibiting a high degree of integrity.

This is one of approximately 2,200 houses built in 1906 or before that survives in the core residential neighborhoods of the city, including the Central Area, Eastlake, First Hill, Leschi, Madison Park, Madrona, and North Capitol Hill.

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 Travelers Insurance Company from 1935 until at least 1937, was acquired by Eivin Nordin in 1971, and has been owned by Barbara Nordin since 2001.


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, shingle clad, wood frame single-family residence on a concrete foundation, over a three-quarter basement.

The steeply sloped roof, with its front facing gables and numerous intersecting cross gables, the enclosed soffits, and the double hung windows with sash of equal size and with the upper sash divided into regular pattern of smaller panes, are all elements customarily associated with Queen Anne design. The extensive use of shingle siding, even at the front porch supports, is indicative of the Shingle variant of that style. The wide barge boards and exposed rafter tails are suggestive of the Craftsman style, though the agitated cadence of the cross gables together with the enclosed soffits supported by modillions at the gable ends, are more typical of Queen Anne and Stick style work

The house was built in 1903 (King County Property Record Card; the King County GIS Center Property Report, accessed March 6, 2008).

Detail for 1505 38TH AVE / Parcel ID / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
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: one & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 1505 38TH AVE / Parcel ID / Inv # 0

Photo taken Oct 09, 2007
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