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Summary for 817 17TH AVE / Parcel ID 2254501928 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1903
This is a fairly typical, if somewhat plain, example of Queen Anne architecture. The structure’s design integrity has been slightly compromised by minor alterations and the replacement of a few windows.

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.
Kate Harvey appears to have owned the house in 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, clapboard and shingle clad, wood frame single-family residence on a concrete foundation scored to resemble stone or block, over a full basement.

The irregular plan is capped by a steeply sloped, high hip roof with lower, intersecting gable roofs, which together comprise a signature features of the Queen Anne style. The roof is also characterized by moderate overhangs and enclosed soffits.

The structure also features cutaway bays, an asymmetrically placed inset porch, and windows and doors utilizing patterns and details customarily associated with Queen Anne architecture.

This house was built in 1903.

The owner's address (815 17th Ave) does not appear on current Kroll maps, suggesting that it is either a transliteration of of the address of the subject property (817 17th Ave), or that the subject property has an accessory dwelling unit.

Detail for 817 17TH AVE / Parcel ID 2254501928 / Inv # 0

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

Photo collection for 817 17TH AVE / Parcel ID 2254501928 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Nov 24, 2007
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