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Summary for 719 19TH AVE / Parcel ID 2254502260 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne, Queen Anne - Free Classic Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1903
This is a fairly good example of Queen Anne architecture, although the structure’s design integrity has been somewhat compromised by alterations to the porch (resulting in the loss of several Queen Anne - Free Classic elements) and 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. The house appears to have been owned by Lillian P. Branner when it was surveyed by the Assessor in 1937. The present owners acquired the house in 1990.


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, shingle and T1-11 clad, wood frame single-family residence on a concrete and post and beam foundation, over a quarter basement. The porches appears to be built on a post and beam foundations.

The rectangular plan is capped by a cross gabled roof with limited overhangs and enclosed soffits. The projecting, full width porch is covered by a hip roof with overhangs of similar extent.

Despite the relatively simple footprint of the structure, the use of a full width porch, and the limited complexity of the roof, the house appears to be an example of Queen Anne design, having windows and doors characterized by patterns and details customarily associated with that style. The projecting, shingle clad, modillion supported element in the peak of the front facing gable is another typical Queen Anne feature.

This house was erected in 1903. Although it was built as a single family residence, and appears to be used that way at present, the King County Property Record Card suggests that the structure functioned as a duplex for a time in the years after 1937.

The porch has been significantly altered. The porch base has been rebuilt and is now clad with T1-11 siding, the original solid, clapboard clad guardrail has been replaced with a simple baluster rail, and the four partial height Tuscan columns that initially supported the porch roof have been replaced by five somewhat irregularly spaced wood posts. As a result of these changes, much of the Free Classic character of the original Queen Anne design has been lost. Several of the windows have been replaced, some with aluminum sash. It appears some of the original cladding may have been subject to limited renovation, or may have been replaced in kind.

Detail for 719 19TH AVE / Parcel ID 2254502260 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood, Wood - Clapboard, Wood - T1-11 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: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Plan: Moderate
Changes to Windows: Moderate
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 719 19TH AVE / Parcel ID 2254502260 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Nov 25, 2007
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