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Summary for 330 24TH AVE / Parcel ID 5016002335 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1901
 
Significance
This is a example of the Craftsman style made somewhat atypical by the lack of a front porch and the presence of an arch top entry door. The house exhibits a high degree of integrity despite some minor alterations.

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 to have been owned by Hilliard Hood from about 1926 until at least 1937 (Hood appears to have also owned the nearby houses at 330-1/2 24th Avenue E. and 332 24th Avenue E.)

The property is now part of a "short plat" that apparently intended to reapportioned the land that had previously been described as Lots 4, 5, and 6 of Block 24 of the Madison Street Addition. The structure at 330 24th Avenue E., which stood on Lot 5 when the Assessor surveyed the property in 1937, now appears to stand on Parcel B of the short plat. The land associated with two other structures, addressed as 332 24th Avenue E. (built 1908 on Lot 4) and 330-1/2 24th Avenue E. (built 1968 on Lots 4-6), is also part of the short platted parcel.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

King County GIS Center Property Report (http://www5.kingcounty.gov/kcgisreports/property_report.aspx; accessed August 18, 2008)

King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972) Washington State Archives


 
Appearance
This is a one-and-a-half story, drop siding and shingle clad, wood frame single-family residence on a concrete foundation, over a full basement. The rectangular plan is capped by a side gable roof with moderate overhangs, open soffits, and exposed rafter tails. A large shed roofed dormer is centered over the street elevation.

The windows and doors are characterized by patterns and details customarily associated with the Craftsman style. Triangular timber braces supporting the bargeboards at the side gables and at the sides of the dormer are an defining feature of that style. The alternating wide and narrow exposure pattern of the shingle siding at the upper level is also typical of Craftsman work. The arch top door at the front entry and the lack of a covered porch are features more often associated with Tudor Revival cottage design.

This house was built in 1901 according to the King County GIS Center Property Report (accessed August 18, 2008), but was built in 1908 according to the King County Property Record Card.

The siding at the main floor level appears to have been refurbished and the water table appears to have been replaced. There is some indication that the bargeboards have been replaced; however, the character of the house and of the detailing has not been significantly altered. The presence of the arch top door at the entry may indicate that the front of the house was altered in the 1920s. The original wood entry stairs have been replaced with a concrete porch and stairway with metal guardrails.

The house is situated in a 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 330 24TH AVE / Parcel ID 5016002335 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood, Wood - Drop siding 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
Integrity
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Plan: Slight
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 330 24TH AVE / Parcel ID 5016002335 / Inv # 0


Photo taken May 24, 2009
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