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Summary for 624 35TH AVE / Parcel ID 3200900095 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Colonial - Georgian Revival, Queen Anne - Free Classic, Queen Anne - Shingle Neighborhood: Leschi
Built By: Year Built: 1906
 
Significance
This is a somewhat unusual residential design combining elements of the late Shingle style and early Colonial Revival work and exhibiting a fairly high degree of integrity.

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; however, the house appears to have been owned by Charles C. Gill in 1937. The property was apparently acquired by Charles W. Day in 1952, and then by Jean Baetz in 1957. The current owners, Peter Hartley and Sheila B. Noona,  appear to have purchased the structure from David W. Rosen and Laura M. Braden in 1984.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

King County GIS Center Property Report (http://www5.kingcounty.gov/kcgisreports/property_report.aspx; accessed July 12, 2008)

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


 
Appearance
This is a two story, shingle clad, wood frame single-family residence on a concrete foundation over a full basement.

The essentially rectangular plan is made slightly "T" shaped by a two foot deep but relatively wide projecting plan element with cross gable that is more or less centered on the south elevation. The house is capped by a gable roof with moderate overhangs and enclosed soffits interrupted by large, hip roofed wall dormers.

Three large, symmetrically placed, eight-over-eight double-hung windows established the somewhat Georgian character of the west side (street) facade. Elsewhere the windows vary in size, aspect and arrangement. A Tuscan column, supporting a large rectangular bay that projects from the north elevation over the asymmetrically situated entry, appears to be placed on axis with the "front" door. The asymmetry of the facades, the complexity of the roof, and the use of shingle siding are suggestive of Shingle style work while the details give the structure a hint of late Queen Anne Free Classic design combined with emerging Colonial Revival sensibilities.

This house was built in 1906. It was remodeled in 1925 according to the King County Property Record Card. The present design may reflect a combination of elements from the late Queen Anne styles, which were already being replaced by early twentieth century modes of expression in 1906, and from the eclectic Colonial Revival style that was still current in 1925. The structure appears much as it did when surveyed by the Assessor in 1937. The design of the entry porch suggests a more recent remodel.

Detail for 624 35TH AVE / Parcel ID 3200900095 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable, Hip Roof Material(s): Wood - Shake
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Integrity
Changes to Plan: Slight
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 624 35TH AVE / Parcel ID 3200900095 / Inv # 0


Photo taken Nov 30, 2007
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