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Summary for 142 30TH AVE / Parcel ID 3416600661 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: American Foursquare - Craftsman, Queen Anne Neighborhood: Leschi
Built By: Year Built: 1905
This is a fairly typical example of American Foursquare architecture with late Queen Anne and early Craftsman style detailing. The structure’s design integrity has been somewhat compromised by addition of a carport (or porte cochere), by modification or replacement of some windows, and by alterations to the siding.

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 Gunder Birkeland in 1940. It was purchased by Peter Heiser in 1946. The current owner, Daisy M. Bass, apparently acquired a partial interest in the property prior to 1995, and full ownership in that year.


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, clapboard clad, wood frame single-family residence on a concrete foundation, over a full basement.The rectangular plan is capped by a hip roof with extensive overhangs, open soffits, and exposed rafter tails.

The windows and doors are characterized by patterns and details customarily associated with the Queen Anne style, but in most other respects, the detailing is indicative of Craftsman sensibilities.

This house, situated in the transitional area between the Leschi and Central Area neighborhoods, was built in 1905. A carport/porte cochere has been added to the structure since it was surveyed by the Assessor in 1937. Some new windows (probably aluminum) have been installed in modified openings at the side elevations. Carefully detailed T1-11 patches have been applied to complete the cladding at the modified openings.

Detail for 142 30TH AVE / Parcel ID 3416600661 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood - Clapboard, Wood - T1-11 Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): 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 Original Cladding: Slight
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Plan: Moderate
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 142 30TH AVE / Parcel ID 3416600661 / Inv # 0

Photo taken May 17, 2008
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