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Summary for 608 24TH AVE / Parcel ID 5016003075 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne - Free Classic Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1906
This is a example of transitional architecture incorporating elements of Queen Anne -- Free Classic design and, to a lesser extent, some Craftsman detailing. The structure’s design integrity has been somewhat compromised by alterations to the windows, patching of the siding, and the addition of small skylights.

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.


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 clad, wood frame single-family residence on a concrete foundation, over a full basement. The clapboard siding is characterized by a narrow exposure above porch rail height and a wider exposure below. The porch appears to be built on a post and beam foundation. The rectangular plan is capped by a gable roof with moderate overhangs and enclosed soffits. The front-facing dormer features a hip roof.

The windows and doors are characterized by patterns and details customarily associated with Queen Anne design. The cottage windows at the street facade of the front facing dormer are not banded and each feature a delicate "double house" muntin pattern in the upper sash The Tuscan columns at the front porch are indicative of Queen Anne -- Free Classic architecture but stand on a solid, clapboard clad railing more typical of Craftsman design. Small brackets which appear to support the roof overhangs at the gable ends are suggestive of Craftsman detailing but have been added since 1937.

This house was built in 1906. The back porch was at least partially enclosed at an early date.
At least two skylights has been added, suggesting alterations to the upper floor. At least two of the windows (at the south elevation) have been significantly reduced in size since 1937 and the front door appears to have been replaced. The siding has been patched.

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 608 24TH AVE / Parcel ID 5016003075 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable 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 Plan: Moderate
Changes to Windows: Moderate
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 608 24TH AVE / Parcel ID 5016003075 / Inv # 0

Photo taken May 24, 2008
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