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Summary for 216 10TH AVE / Parcel ID 2197600486 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne Neighborhood: First Hill
Built By: Year Built: 1900
This triplex is an example of late Queen Anne residential architecture, although the structure’s design integrity has been somewhat compromised by alterations at the back end of the building, the replacement of several windows, and a new foundation level.

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 a complete record of ownership and occupation have not yet been prepared for this property; however, Ralph Clark apparently owned the house from about 1934 until at least 1937. One of the current owners, Anthony Talevich, appears to have purchased the house in 1995 from Bertha M. Clark, It is not known if Bertha Clark is related to Ralph Clark.


King County Assessor Property Characteristics Report ( --parcel locator; accessed February 21, 2008).

King County GIS Center Property Report (; accessed July 22, 2008)

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

According to the Assessor’s records, this structure presently functions as a triplex. Two of the units are addressed as 216 and 216-1/2 10th Avenue. The building was a duplex when it was surveyed by the King County Assessor in 1937.

The house was built in 1900 (King County Assessor Property Characteristics Report, accessed February 21, 2008; King County Property Record Card; King County GIS Center Property Report, accessed July 22, 2008). It appears a new concrete foundation has replaced the post & pier foundation noted on the property Record Card for this property, making possible a third dwelling unit.

Detail for 216 10TH AVE / Parcel ID 2197600486 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood, Wood - Drop siding, Wood - T1-11 Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable, Hip Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Multiple Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Plan: Moderate
Changes to Windows: Extensive
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 216 10TH AVE / Parcel ID 2197600486 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Nov 18, 2007
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