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Summary for 2314 E WARD ST E / Parcel ID 5015000255 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman, Queen Anne Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1903
This is an example of transitional architecture with elements of the Queen Anne style and of Craftsman work. The structure's design integrity has been somewhat compromised by some relatively early additions, conversion to a duplex at some point after 1937, and extensive changes to the cladding

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, Jessie P. Haas apparently owned the house from about 1928 until at least 1937. Amy Lawrence acquired the house from Jessie Pearl N. Haas in 1992. It appears the structure was purchased by Levi Moten in 1996, by Richard and Margaret Lubov in 1997, and by Donna Kittilson in 2001, The current owners acquired the property from Delayed Exchange Corporation in 2004.


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, concrete/asbestos shingle and panel siding clad, wood frame duplex on a concrete foundation over full basement. The porch appears to be built on a brick foundation. The rectangular plan is capped by a gable roof with moderate (some would say wide) overhangs, open soffits and exposed rafter tails.

Tapered, built-up wood piers, and the battered brick pedestals on which they rest, together support the porch roof. These elements, which stand at the outside corners of the partially projecting, partially inset porch, are commonly associated with Craftsman design. The open soffits, the shaped and exposed rafter tails, and the relatively wide built-up bargeboards are all also signature features of the Craftsman style. The slope of the main roof, and the individually placed, tall, slender, double-hung windows are residual Queen Anne characteristics.

The house was built in 1903. According to the King County Property Record Card, the building was remodeled in 1931. The house was converted to a duplex at some point after 1937. Notes on the back of the Property Record Card suggest that an addition to the house was completed about 1966. Another extension may have been added more recently. The basement appears to have been remodeled.

The concrete/asbestos shingles appear to date from about 1957. A panel product has replaced the original wide, clapboard cladding at the base of the structure. There are new windows at the back end addition, and at the basement level.

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 2314 E WARD ST E / Parcel ID 5015000255 / Inv # 0

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

Photo collection for 2314 E WARD ST E / Parcel ID 5015000255 / Inv # 0

Photo taken May 22, 2008
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