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Summary for 2610 E ALOHA ST E / Parcel ID 5015000655 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne - Cottage Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1906
This is an interesting and simple example of Queen Anne – Cottage architecture with spindlework-like detailing exhibiting a high degree of design integrity despite extensive alterations to the entry stairway and the replacement and addition 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 history, and a complete record of ownership and occupation have not yet been prepared for this property; however, this house appears to have been owned by Carson M. White from about 1915 until at least 1937. Charles Tyson purchased it in 1955. The current owner, J. E. Schultz, acquired the property in 1997 from Michael R. Broschat.


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, drop siding and vertical board siding clad, wood frame single-family residence on a concrete block and post and beam foundation, over a full basement. The recessed porches appear to be built on a post and beam foundations.

The rectangular footprint is capped by a hip roof with a cross gable. The structure features quite moderate overhangs and enclosed soffits. The front facing gable is placed on the roof so that the southern edge of the larger hip roof functions also as the gable’s pent.

High hip roofs intersected by a lower, cross gables are a defining feature of the Queen Anne style. The cross gable in this example of the style is front-facing. The cutaway bay at the west half of the front elevation, another Queen Anne element, once featured a large, cottage type window, the upper sash of which was divided into several small panes by light wood mullions in a “double house” pattern. A similar unit with an undivided upper sash has replaced the original window. The shaped shingles in the gable, the rather plain but decorative frieze with cut-out panels at the inset entry porch, and the tapered square column at the porch’s outside corner are also features commonly associated with Queen Anne design. Although not as elaborate or as delicate as the lathe work utilized at similar houses of this type, these latter two elements of the composition identify the house as an example of the spindlework cottage mode of the Queen Anne style.

This house was built in 1906.

The basement appears to have been dug out and finished at an early date. More recently, the entry stairs have been greatly altered and a new baluster type porch and stair rail system has been added. The basement windows may be new, and a few of the main floor windows have been replaced in kind. Soffit vents have been added.

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 2610 E ALOHA ST E / Parcel ID 5015000655 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Vertical - Boards, Wood, Wood - Drop siding Foundation(s): Concrete - Block, Concrete - Poured
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 Plan: Moderate
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 2610 E ALOHA ST E / Parcel ID 5015000655 / Inv # 0

Photo taken May 22, 2008

Photo taken May 22, 2008
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