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Summary for 157 12TH AVE / Parcel ID 2197600621 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne - Cottage Neighborhood: First Hill
Built By: Year Built: 1904
This is a fairly typical example of the cottage variant of the Queen Anne style, although the structure’s design integrity has been somewhat compromised by alterations to the front and back porches.

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, John Blair and his wife apparently owned the house from about 1936 until at least 1937. It appears the structure was acquired by Sumi Sakae in 1946, and then by Rosalie Berge in 1961. Paul and Louise Jeney purchased the house from Neal D. Johnson in 1992, and then sold the property to the current owners, Michelle Burkenfield and David E. Mecklenburg in 2005,


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

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

This house was built in 1904 (King County Property Record Card; King County GIS Center Property Report, accessed July 22, 2008).

Detail for 157 12TH AVE / Parcel ID 2197600621 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood, Wood - Drop siding Foundation(s): Concrete - Block, Post & Pier
Roof Type(s): Gable, Hip, 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: Moderate
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 157 12TH AVE / Parcel ID 2197600621 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Nov 18, 2007
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