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Summary for 1843 S LANE ST S / Parcel ID 3320000975 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne - Free Classic, Queen Anne - Shingle Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1906
This is a fairly typical example of turn-of-the-century, small-scale residential architecture characterized by elements of Queen Ann Free Classic design and the Shingle style. The structure’s design integrity has been slightly compromised by alterations to some of the windows and an early addition at the south (rear) 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; however,the house appears have been owned by Alice Morgan from about 1918 until at least 1937. The present owner apparently acquired the property in the early 1970s.


King County GIS Center Property Report (; accessed August 18, 2008)

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

This is a one-and-a-half story, clapboard and shingle clad, wood frame single-family residence on a concrete foundation, over a half basement. The porches appear to be built on post and beam foundations.

The rectangular plan is capped by a gable roof with a relatively large, hip roofed dormer centered over the entry The main roof has almost no overhang at the gables, although the gable ends project beyond the footprint of the house, and the portion of the roof over the entry porch has moderately projecting, enclosed eaves.

The windows and doors are characterized by patterns and details customarily associated with Queen Anne architecture. The Tuscan columns, and the associated built up entablature, at the entry porch are free classic elements. The curved roof surface, and the projecting gables, with their relatively uninterrupted expanses of shingle siding, are typical features of the Shingle style.

This house was built in 1906. It was remodeled in 1919 according to the King County Property Record Card.

The back porch appears to be an addition; however, this structure may have been added early in the life of the house. Some of the windows appear to have been altered, particularly the gable windows at the west elevation. A "garden bay" has been added. A wood railing now spans between the Tuscan columns at the front porch (there is no porch railing in the photograph made by the Assessor in 1937). It appears the gutters have been altered or replaced at the main roof and at the front dormer roof.

Detail for 1843 S LANE ST S / Parcel ID 3320000975 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured, Post & Pier
Roof Type(s): Gable, Hip, Other 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: Moderate
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 1843 S LANE ST S / Parcel ID 3320000975 / Inv # 0

Photo taken May 15, 2008
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