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Summary for 416 18TH AVE / Parcel ID 3319501385 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne - Free Classic Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1903
This is a good example of the Queen Anne style with Free Classic detailing. The structure’s design integrity has been compromised by the apparent replacement of the original clapboard and wood shingle siding with concrete/asbestos shingles and by the loss of some glazing. The current state of some of the original windows cannot be determined because they are covered with protective plywood panels.

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, Miney Hasegawa appears to have owned the house about the time the property was surveyed by the Assessor in 1937. John Mario Peranzi appears to have purchased the house from George S. Hasegawa in 1994. The current owner, Toscamerica LLC, acquired the property from Peranzi in 2006.


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

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

This is a two story, concrete/asbestos shingle clad, wood frame single-family residence on a concrete foundation, over a full basement. At least one of the porches is built on a post and beam foundation according to the King County Property Record Card. The same source suggests that the full width back porch was part of an early single story addition at the back of the house.

The T-shaped (though originally irregular) plan is capped by a gable roof with moderate overhangs and enclosed soffits.

The windows and doors are characterized by patterns and details customarily associated with Queen Anne design. The
moderately sloped, gable roof with associated pents, the use of more than one siding material in the original design, the cutaway bay at the front of the house, and the half glazed entry door are all elements indicative of Queen Anne sensibilities. The shallow north wing, with its full width projecting bay at the main level, gave the original structure an asymmetrical footprint, exemplifying another common architectural strategy for increasing complexity utilized by Queen Anne designers.  The pedimented roof supported by Tuscan columns at the front porch, the associated built-up wood entablature and coordinated built-up wood "belly band," and the wide wood frieze wrapping the second story at the base of the eaves and the pent enclosed gables, are all Free Classic details.

This house was built in 1903. The King County Property Record Card suggests that the house was burnt down and rebuilt prior to 1937. It is not clear if the detached garage associated with the house in the 1930s and 1940s is still extant.

The house was originally clad with shingles at the upper story and clapboard at the main floor; however,
these siding materials were replaced or covered with concrete/asbestos shingles at some point between 1937 and 1956 (the King County Property Record Card suggests that this change occurred in 1946, apparently coinciding with the replacement of the original wood shingle roofing with composition shingle roofing). The original window openings all appear to be extant, though some of the glazing is missing, some of the sashes may have been replaced, and some of the openings have been covered with protective wood panels.

Detail for 416 18TH AVE / Parcel ID 3319501385 / 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 Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: T-Shape
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Original Cladding: Extensive
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 416 18TH AVE / Parcel ID 3319501385 / Inv # 0

Photo taken May 15, 2008
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