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Summary for 810 17TH AVE / Parcel ID 2254502075 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne, Queen Anne - Free Classic Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1905
The design of this is somewhat unusual structure appears to be based on a workingman's foursquare scheme with an irregular footprint and Queen Anne - Free Classic detailing. The structure exhibits a high degree of integrity, although remodeled in 1923.

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 building appears to have been owned by Frank M. Sullivan when surveyed by the Assessor in 1937. The present owner's family acquired the house in 1952.


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, shingle clad, wood frame single-family residence on a concrete;foundation, over a partial (62%) basement.

The somewhat irregular plan is capped by a hip roof with moderate overhangs and enclosed soffits. Three symmetrically placed, hip roofed dormers, at the north, west and south elevations, are visible from the street. A fourth asymmetrically placed hip roofed dormer, located near the back end of the structure over a projecting element of the floor plan, is also visible from the street.

Although the hip roof suggests an internal foursquare scheme, the irregular footprint of the house, and a squared off bay at the front of the structure, are more indicative of Queen Anne architecture. The windows and doors are characterized by patterns and details customarily associated with Queen Anne design. A continuous simple frieze, and a Tuscan column at the northwest corner of the recessed porch, are the chief Free Classic elements of the composition.

This house was built in 1905. It was remodeled in 1923 according to the King County Property Record Card. The porch at the northeast corner, which differs in character from the rest of the structure, may have been added at that time. The present structure appears much as it did in 1937.

Detail for 810 17TH AVE / Parcel ID 2254502075 / Inv # 0

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

Photo collection for 810 17TH AVE / Parcel ID 2254502075 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Nov 24, 2007
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