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Summary for 3223 E MADISON ST E / Parcel ID 5017000605 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne - Cottage Neighborhood:
Built By: Year Built: 1900
This is an example of bungalow plan typology with Queen Anne detailing. The structure’s design integrity has been compromised by extensive alterations to the siding, replacement of some windows and the addition of some storm windows, and significant remodeling of the entry porch.

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 structure appears to have been owned by Luella M. Gregory from about 1931 until at least 1937. The property changed hands at least four times between 1947 and 1960.


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 story, shingle and combed shingle clad, wood frame single-family residence on a concrete and post and beam foundation over a full basement. The essentially rectangular plan is capped by a pent enclosed gable roof with moderate overhangs and enclosed soffits.

The windows and doors are characterized by patterns and details customarily associated with Queen Anne architecture The prominent cut-away window bay at the front and the pent enclosed gables with decorative shingle siding are also features typically associated with Queen Anne work

This house was built in 1900.

The basement appears to have been remodeled, possibly expanded, in the 1940s. A basement level, side elevation porch cover was installed prior to 1950 but has since been removed.
The entry steps have been modified at least twice since 1937. A very modern looking, shingle clad wood chimney pipe enclosure has been added at the east elevation. A window bay has recently been added there as well. Several of the windows have been replaced and storm windows have been added to the existing openings at the front end of the house. The original clapboard siding was replaced or covered with combed shingle siding prior to 1950. The original spindlework posts and the original simple baluster railing at the front porch were replaced with somewhat heavier looking built-up wood posts and a solid, combed shingle clad railing between 1937 and 1950 as well.

Detail for 3223 E MADISON ST E / Parcel ID 5017000605 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Shingle - Combed, Wood Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured, Post & Pier
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
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Plan: Moderate
Changes to Windows: Moderate
Changes to Original Cladding: Extensive
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 3223 E MADISON ST E / Parcel ID 5017000605 / Inv # 0

Photo taken May 25, 2008
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