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Summary for 1529 36TH AVE / Parcel ID 4141800165 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne - Shingle Neighborhood: Madrona
Built By: Year Built: 1903
This is a good example of the Shingle style incorporating elements of Queen Anne -- Free Classic design and exhibiting a high degree of design integrity despite minor alterations at the back side.

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 H. C. Beall from about 1913 until at least 1937. Quentin R. Sellers and wife apparently bought the house in 1960. The current owners acquired the house from David B. and Dana T Chapman in 2003, who bought the property from Frank Bosl, Jr. and Pamela Sheets in 1998.


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-and-a-half story (almost two story), clapboard and shingle -clad, wood frame single-family residence on a brick and concrete foundation, over a half basement. The porch appears to be built on a concrete foundation.

The rectangular plan is capped by a gable roof with almost no overhangs at the gable ends and with moderate overhangs elsewhere, and with enclosed soffits.

The uninterrupted and extensive use of shingle siding at the upper floor level is the primary indication of Shingle style sensibilities in the design. The windows and doors are characterized by patterns and details customarily associated with Queen Anne design generally, but many of the windows are ganged in a manner especially typical of the Shingle style. The triangular oriel window at the north elevation, and the window situated within the "raised blister" in the siding at the south elevation, are also typical Shingle style features. The columns with Ionic capitals at the entry porch (which spans across the east elevation), the symmetrically placed and organized front-facing dormer with its pented gable, and the oval windows in all three of the gables visible from the street are all classical features found in Queen Anne -- Free Classic and Colonial Revival designs, but often used in Shingle style work as well.

This house was built in 1903.

The dormer at the back side (west elevation) appears to have been modified; two windows appear to have been removed and replaced with smaller aluminum units, and the siding has been patched.

Detail for 1529 36TH AVE / Parcel ID 4141800165 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Brick, Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable, Hip Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle, Wood - Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Plan: Slight
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 1529 36TH AVE / Parcel ID 4141800165 / Inv # 0

Photo taken May 19, 2008

Photo taken May 19, 2008
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