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Summary for 2600 E VALLEY ST E / Parcel ID 5015001230 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne, Queen Anne - Shingle Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1900
This is a typical example of Queen Anne detailing applied to a bungalow type plan. The structure’s design integrity has been somewhat compromised by the addition of a basement, the remodeling of the basement, and by alterations to, or removal and replacement of, several 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 Ada May Taylor from 191 until at least 1937. Kenneth Zeumault and his wife purchased the property in 1960. Jessie C. Jordan and Lorintha Lynn Chapman acquired the house from a number of individuals in 1995, and Michael A. Talevich and Peter J. Murray acquired the property in similarly complex transaction in 1997. The current owners bought the house in1998.


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, clapboard and shingle clad, wood frame single-family residence on a concrete foundation, over a full basement.

The more-or-less rectangular plan is capped by a gable roof with minimal overhangs, and enclosed soffits. There is a hip roofed extension or very early addition at the back (north) end of the structure.

The large front gable and a smaller gable above the cutaway bay in the middle of the west elevation are both enclosed by pents. The relatively steep slope of the roof, the singly placed windows, and the cutaway bays are all features commonly associated with the Queen Anne design. The turned post at the outside corner of the asymmetrically located inset entry porch suggests an affection for the spindlework mode of Queen Anne work that remains largely unrealized in this particular design.

This house was built in 1900 (according to the King County Property Record Card (1901 according to the King County GIS Center Property Report, accessed August 18, 2008). The latter document indicates that the house was remodeled 1998.

The basement was apparently built after 1937 and appears to have been recently remodeled; the King County Property Record Cards indicates that there was no basement when the Assessor surveyed the house in 1937. Two of the original double-hung windows that were located near the north end of the west elevation have been removed and replaced with four smaller windows ganged together in a four-square composition of much more modern design. Two separate tall, double-hung windows that originally stood in the south gable have been removed and replaced by a single slightly wider unit. At most of the remaining window opening, the original wood windows have been replaced with vinyl units, not always of the same type. The siding has been patched where window openings have been altered or filled. Pents have been added (or at least more distinctively expressed) at the gable ends by replacing the wood shingle siding originally located at the bases of the gables with composition shingle roofing.

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 2600 E VALLEY ST E / Parcel ID 5015001230 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable, Shed Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-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 Original Cladding: Slight
Changes to Plan: Moderate
Changes to Windows: Extensive
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 2600 E VALLEY ST E / Parcel ID 5015001230 / Inv # 0

Photo taken May 22, 2008
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