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Summary for 3535 E SPRUCE ST E / Parcel ID 4003000080 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne Neighborhood: Leschi
Built By: Year Built: 1891
This is an unusual example of the Queen Anne style. The structure’s design integrity has been somewhat compromised by alterations. The style is somewhat difficult to identify because of the structure's unusual placement on the property.This building appears to have been sited in anticipation of a street being extended along its south elevation. The elevation facing E. Spruce St. (as it exists today) appears to be the back 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 property appears to have been owned by Peder A. Anderson and his wife from about 1931 until at least 1937.


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, shingle and drop siding clad, wood frame single-family residence on a post and beam foundation, over a three-quarter basement. Some of the posts extend a full story to the main level and are braced, giving the north end of the house the appearance of being supported in part by stilts. However, portions of the foundation system are difficult to observe. The King County Property Record Card indicates that the foundation system at the basement level includes concrete components.The porch appears to be built on a post and beam foundation.

The somewhat irregular plan is capped by a cross gable roof with minimal overhangs and enclosed soffits.

The windows and doors are characterized by patterns and details customarily associated with Queen Anne design. The hip roofed wrap-around porch and hipped main roof with pented cross gables are typical features of that style.

This house was built in 1891 according to the King County Property Record Card.

The daylight basement appears to have been extensively remodeled. A two story porch at the north elevation has been removed. The windows appear to be new at the basement level. Some windows have been modified at the upper levels. The cladding appears to have been refurbished but the original siding system has been retained.

Detail for 3535 E SPRUCE ST E / Parcel ID 4003000080 / Inv # 0

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

Photo collection for 3535 E SPRUCE ST E / Parcel ID 4003000080 / Inv # 0

Photo taken May 19, 2008
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