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Summary for 1000 25TH AVE / Parcel ID 5015000375 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne - Cottage Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1903
This is an example of late Queen Anne cottage architecture that anticipates the emergence of the bungalow plan type. The structure's design integrity has been somewhat compromised by the loss of its original cladding and the replacement of some windows.

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, it appears the house was owned Arthur J. McLeod until from about 1935 until at least 1937. The property was acquired by Clara Mary McLeod in 1994, then purchased by George M. McCleod in 1972. The current owner, Drew G. Markham, acquired the property from Anne D. Strode in 1999.


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, concrete/asbestos shingle clad, wood frame single-family residence on a concrete and post and pier foundation, over a full basement.

The rectangular plan is capped by a hip roof with a front-facing gable and moderate overhangs. A shed roofed porch projects from the back end of the south elevation.

Most of the tall and narrow double-hung windows occur singly in a manner typical of Queen Anne design. A cottage type window is flanked by two narrower units at the structure's front-facing bay. The smaller upper sash of this cottage window is divided into a large number of panes by light wood muntins in a "double house" pattern. Two windows are ganged in bungalow style at the south elevation. The inset porch, the moderately sloped roof, and the long rectangular footprint are more often associated with the bungalow typology, although the pented front gable and the turned post at the outside corner of the porch are details more typical of Queen Anne design.

This house was built in 1903 according to the King County GIS Center Property Report accessed August 18, 2008
(1910 according to the King County Property Record Card).

The basement garage may have been added some time after the house was built. The original cladding, which included wood shingles, clapboard siding and vertical "bead board" siding, has been replaced or covered with concrete/asbestos shingles. The stairs providing access to the back porch appear to have been rebuilt. The brick chimney has been shortened and altered. Some of the original wood windows appear to have been replaced with vinyl units.

This house is situated in the portion of the Central Area that extends north of Madison between 23rd Avenue East and Washington Park Arboretum (as the boundaries of the neighborhood are delineated by Folke Nyberg and Victor Steinbrueck in "Central Area: An Inventory of Buildings and Urban Design Resources," Seattle: Historic Seattle Preservation and Development Authority, 1975). However, this part of the Central Area is also sometimes called East Capitol Hill, Miller Park or Madison-Miller.

Detail for 1000 25TH AVE / Parcel ID 5015000375 / Inv # 0

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

Photo collection for 1000 25TH AVE / Parcel ID 5015000375 / Inv # 0

Photo taken May 22, 2008
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