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Summary for 925 15TH AVE / Parcel ID 2254501545 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: American Foursquare Neighborhood: First Hill
Built By: Year Built: 1906
This is a good example of American Foursquare architecture, exhibiting a high degree of integrity despite a back end porch alteration and an apparent reduction in the number of openings at the south (side) elevation.

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. The house appears to have been owned by Grace Brady from about 1925 until at least 1937.


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

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 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 similarly designed 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.

The dormer window appears to have been replaced, suggesting that the attic may have been finished recently to add a half story to the original interior layout.The back porch appears to have been enclosed at some point since 1937 and some window openings have been filled at the south elevation.

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 1919, 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 927 15th Avenue.

Detail for 925 15TH AVE / Parcel ID 2254501545 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, 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 & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
Changes to Windows: Moderate
Changes to Plan: Slight
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 925 15TH AVE / Parcel ID 2254501545 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Nov 24, 2007
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