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Summary for 914 13TH AVE / Parcel ID 2254501055 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: American Foursquare - Craftsman, Queen Anne Neighborhood: First Hill
Built By: Year Built: 1906
This is an example of transitional American Foursquare architecture combining elements of late Queen Anne and early Craftsman design, and exhibiting a high degree of 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 Seattleā€™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.


King County Assessor Property Characteristics Report ( --parcel locator); accessed February 25, 2008).

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

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

This is a two story, clapboard clad, wood frame duplex on a concrete foundation, over a full basement.

The rectangular plan is capped by a hipped roof with moderate overhangs and open soffits. Although the windows and doors are characterized by patterns and details customarily associated with Queen Anne design, the exposed rafter tails, and the square piers at the front porch, which bear on solid porch rails and support the hipped porch roof, are more typical of Craftsman work.

This structure was built in 1906 and remodeled in 1915, according to the King County Property Record Card. The building has functioned as a duplex since at least 1937; however, the street facade suggests single family use. It has not yet been determined if the structure was remodeled to serve as a duplex at some point after initial construction but prior to 1937, or returned to single family use more recently.

Detail for 914 13TH AVE / Parcel ID 2254501055 / Inv # 0

Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): 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: Intact
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 914 13TH AVE / Parcel ID 2254501055 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Nov 21, 2007
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