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Summary for 905 30TH AVE / Parcel ID 3814400010 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne - Cottage, Queen Anne - Free Classic Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1903
This is an interesting example of bungalow design with Queen Anne detailing. The structure has maintained a high degree of design integrity despite a change from duplex to single family use and some early modifications.

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.

The house is situated in a plat known as Kelsey's 1st Addition, located at the northeast corner of Henry Yesler's donation land claim.

A complete permit history, and a complete record of ownership and occupation have not yet been prepared for this property; however, the structure appears to have been owned by G. H. Ellis and spouse from about 1925 until at least 1937. Calvin A. West purchased the property in 1957. The present owners, Susan E. and Juan G. Stone, bought the house from Dorothy B. West in 2001.


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 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 moderate overhangs and enclosed soffits.

The windows and doors are characterized by patterns and details customarily associated with Queen Anne architecture; however, the low slope of the roof and the long rectangular plan seem to anticipate Craftsman bungalow design. The Tuscan column at the outside corner of the recessed front porch is a Queen Anne - Free Classic design element.

This house was built in 1903. The King County Record Card suggests that the house was remodeled in 1908. Two small, shed roofed porches, one at the west elevation and another at the west end of the south elevation, appear to have been added or modified at an early date.  Although the building presently functions as a single family residence, the structure was being use as a duplex when surveyed by the Assessor in 1937.
The front steps have been replaced.

Detail for 905 30TH AVE / Parcel ID 3814400010 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Hip, Shed Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Multiple Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Community Planning/Development
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Plan: Moderate
Changes to Original Cladding: Moderate
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 905 30TH AVE / Parcel ID 3814400010 / Inv # 0

Photo taken May 18, 2008
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