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Summary for 1028 32ND AVE / Parcel ID 5017000175 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman, Queen Anne Neighborhood:
Built By: Year Built: 1906
This is an example of transitional design characterized by details associated with late Queen Anne architecture and the Craftsman style. The structure’s design integrity has been somewhat compromised by replacement of the original siding.

The design of this house is very similar to that of the structure next door at 1026 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, it appears Sigurd Thuen owned the structure in 1939. It was acquired by Mabel E. Owens in 1957. The current owners purchased the property from Olaf E. Sohlberg and M. McKay in 1992.


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 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. A hip roofed dormer is centered on the roof at the west (street) elevation.

Most of the windows and doors are characterized by patterns and details customarily associated with Queen Anne architecture. However, the banding together of the dormer windows and the distinctive muntin pattern utilized to divide their upper sashes are more typical of Craftsman design. The exposed rafter tails are also more often associated with the Craftsman style.

This house was built in 1906.

The original cladding was covered or replaced with concrete/asbestos shingle siding between 1937 and 1958. The window and door trim was altered to accommodate the replacement siding.

Detail for 1028 32ND AVE / Parcel ID 5017000175 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle - Concrete/Asbestos, Wood 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
Changes to Original Cladding: Extensive
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 1028 32ND AVE / Parcel ID 5017000175 / Inv # 0

Photo taken May 25, 2008
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