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Summary for 1026 32ND AVE / Parcel ID 5017000170 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman, Queen Anne Neighborhood:
Built By: Year Built: 1906
 
Significance
This is an example of transitional design incorporating characteristic of Queen Anne architecture and the Craftsman style and exhibiting a high degree of design integrity despite some modifications to the front facing dormer.

The design of this house is very similar to that of the structure next door at 1028 32nd Avenue E.

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, the property appears to have been owned by Grace Alice Root in 1939.

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, clapboard and shingle clad, wood frame single-family residence on a brick foundation, over a full basement. The porch appears to be built on a post and beam foundation. The rectangular plan is capped by a gable roof with moderate overhangs, open soffits. and exposed rafter tails

The windows and doors are characterized by patterns and details customarily associated with Queen Anne design, although the solid, shingle-clad porch rail, built up porch piers and exposed rafter tails are more typical of the Craftsman style.

This house was built in 1906.

The full width balcony that originally stretched across the face of the front facing balcony has been enclosed. New Craftsman style windows were installed at the front face of the dormer when the balcony was enclosed. The wood entry stair has been replaced and there have been modifications to the entry stair railings. The chimney has been altered. Gutters have been added that hide the exposed rafter tails.

Detail for 1026 32ND AVE / Parcel ID 5017000170 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Brick, Post & Pier
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 & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Integrity
Changes to Plan: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 1026 32ND AVE / Parcel ID 5017000170 / Inv # 0


Photo taken May 25, 2008
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