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Summary for 3211 S WASHINGTON ST S / Parcel ID 3416600015 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne - Cottage Neighborhood: Leschi
Built By: Year Built: 1902
 
Significance
This is an interesting example of Queen Anne architecture with residual Stick style elements and a slight Gothic Revival flavor. The structure’s design integrity has been somewhat compromised by alterations at the back end of the structure.

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 Francette P. Maring in 1939.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

King County GIS Center Property Report (http://www5.kingcounty.gov/kcgisreports/property_report.aspx; accessed August 18, 2008)

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


 
Appearance
This is a one story, clapboard and shingle -clad, wood frame single-family residence on a post and beam foundation with a partial (15%) basement (basement foundation type unknown).

The primarily rectangular plan is capped by a cross gable roof with moderate overhangs and open eaves. The roof form suggests a T shape plan The front facing gable is enclosed by a pent. The centered front porch roof is hipped with a slightly projecting, front facing pediment.

The windows and doors are characterized by patterns and details customarily associated with the Queen Anne style, and the mix of siding materials, including clapboard at the body of the house and shingles in the gables, is also typical of Queen Anne work. The relatively steep roof and open eaves are Stick style elements. The complex, centered front porch and the associated front gable give the house a slight Gothic Revival flavor.

This house was built in 1902 and remodeled in 1905 according to the King County Property Record Card.
The back end of the house has been altered; the back porch has been extended to the east. Some of the windows may have been replaced in kind. The original vertical board siding at the base of the structure may have been replaced, though this is difficult determine due to the landscaping.



Detail for 3211 S WASHINGTON ST S / Parcel ID 3416600015 / Inv # 0

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

Photo collection for 3211 S WASHINGTON ST S / Parcel ID 3416600015 / Inv # 0


Photo taken May 17, 2008
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