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Summary for 710 14TH AVE / Parcel ID 2254501585 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne - Free Classic, Queen Anne - Shingle Neighborhood: First Hill
Built By: Year Built: 1904
This is an interesting example of the Shingle style with some Queen Anne - Free Classic detailing; however, the structure’s design integrity has been somewhat compromised by extensive replacement of the original siding and the replacement of some 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.


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

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

This is a one-and-a-half story, concrete asbestos shingle clad, wood frame single-family residence on a concrete foundation, over a full basement. Although the King County Property Record Cards indicates that one of the porches was built on a post and beam foundation, it is not clear if this is still the case.

The rectangular plan is capped by a side gable roof with moderate overhangs and enclosed soffits; however the gables themselves project beyond the lower level and are flush with the edge of the main roof. A hip roof with moderate overhangs and enclosed soffits caps the large, centered, front facing dormer.

The windows and doors are characterized by patterns and details customarily associated with Queen Anne design. The front porch features Tuscan columns and other Queen Anne - Free Classic details. The original cladding, consisting of shingle siding at the upper level and clapboard siding below, together with the moderate roof slope and the original inward curving, shingle clad wall surfaces framing the inset windows at the side gables and at the front dormer, were features typically associated with the Shingle style.

The house was built about 1904. Around 1960, the original cladding was covered or replaced with concrete asbestos shingle siding. The window opening details were modified and the curved surfaces at the upper level were made more rectilinear to accommodate the replacement siding. The stairs to the front porch have been made narrower and metal railings have been added.

Although structures (such as this one) situated west of 15th Avenue between Madison Street and Yesler Way are, for the purposes of this survey, described as being located in the First Hill neighborhood, the portion of the city extending east of 12th Avenue between Madison Street and Yesler Way is often viewed as part of the Central Area, with which it shares its low rise character and a rectilinear system of streets oriented to the cardinal points of the compass.

Detail for 710 14TH AVE / Parcel ID 2254501585 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle - Concrete/Asbestos, Wood Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured, Post & Pier
Roof Type(s): Gable, Hip Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Plan: Slight
Changes to Windows: Moderate
Changes to Original Cladding: Extensive
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 710 14TH AVE / Parcel ID 2254501585 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Nov 24, 2007
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