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Summary for 927 15TH AVE / Parcel ID 2254501530 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: American Foursquare, Queen Anne Neighborhood: First Hill
Built By: Year Built: 1906
This is a fairly typical example of American Foursquare design, although the structure’s design integrity has been somewhat compromised by alterations and a texture finish added to the cladding.

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. Frank E. Johnson appears to have owned the house from about 1913 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, clapboard clad, wood frame single-family residence on a concrete foundation, over a full basement. The siding and wood trim have been coated with some sort of spray texture material.

The rectangular plan is capped by a hip roof with a front facing hip roofed dormer, moderate overhangs, and enclosed soffits.

The windows and doors of this American Foursquare design are characterized by Queen Anne patterns and detailing. Corner boards give the structure a slight Stick style feeling The built up frieze at the main roof, and the similar entablature at the single story, full width porch, both wrap the house, providing a horizontal emphasis that together with the large built up wood piers supporting the porch roof, suggest emerging Prairie style sensibilities.

Although situated on the First Hill (west) side of 15th Avenue, this property is located in a part of town often considered to be part of the Central Area.

The structure was built in 1906 and remodeled in 1933, according to the King County Property Record Card. The house looks much as it did in 1937 and is very similar in design to the house next door at 925 15th Avenue.

Detail for 927 15TH AVE / Parcel ID 2254501530 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Other, Wood, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
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: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Moderate
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 927 15TH AVE / Parcel ID 2254501530 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Nov 24, 2007
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