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Summary for 815 13TH AVE / Parcel ID 2254500780 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: American Foursquare, American Foursquare - Prairie Neighborhood: First Hill
Built By: Year Built: 1906
This is a good example of American Foursquare design 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; however, it appears Elizabeth M. Anderson owned the house from about 1933 until at least 1937.


King County GIS Center Property Report (; accessed July 12, 2008)

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

This is a two story, shingle clad, wood frame single-family residence on a concrete foundation, over a full basement. The porch appears to be built on a post and beam foundation.

The essentially rectangular plan is capped by a hip roof with moderate overhangs, enclosed soffits, simple, irregularly spaced, decorative bracketing (block modillions) and a
front facing hip roofed dormer.

The double-hung and fixed windows are occur singly, and occasionally in groups, across the elevations, in a manner often associated with Queen Anne design. However, the foursquare form, the uninterrupted shingle siding combined with the horizontal emphasis provided by wide frieze, the asymmetrically placed single story, projecting front porch, the shingle clad railings and shingle clad square piers supporting the hipped roof at the porch, the distinctive rectilinear muntin pattern in the upper sashes of the three ganged windows at the street facade, and the simple soffit bracketing are all suggestive of emerging Prairie style sensibilities.

Detail for 815 13TH AVE / Parcel ID 2254500780 / Inv # 0

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

Photo collection for 815 13TH AVE / Parcel ID 2254500780 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Nov 23, 2007
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