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Summary for 3906 E PINE ST E / Parcel ID / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Colonial - Dutch Colonial, Queen Anne - Shingle Neighborhood: Madrona
Built By: Year Built: 1906
This is an example of late Shingle style work incorporating a preference for facade regularity at the front elevation and a taste for classical detailing that anticipates the Colonial Revival architecture of the period between the First and Second World Wars. The structure’s design integrity has been somewhat compromised by replacement of a large number of significant windows and alterations to the attic and roof.

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 Gordon A. Lamb for sevaral years prior to 1946.


King County GIS Center Property Report (; accessed August 18, 2008)

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

This is a two-and-a-half story, shingle clad, wood frame single-family residence on a concrete foundation. The King County GIS Center Property Report suggests that there is only a half basement; however the King County Property Record Card indicates that the house is built over a full basement.

The cruciform plan (formed by projecting elements from the essentially rectangular mass of the house) is capped by a gambrel roof with limited overhangs and enclosed soffits. A projecting two story element at the center of the street (south) facade is capped by a pented cross gable. A pedimented porch with a low slope roof extends further to the south from this projecting two story element.

The windows and doors are characterized by patterns and details customarily associated with Queen Anne design. The uninterrupted shingle siding and gambrel roof are indicative of a Shingle style approach, while the pedimented porch cover and supporting Tuscan columns are suggestive of Free Classic sensibilities. It should be noted, however, that this is a transitional design, built as Queen Anne Shingle style and Free Classic mode designers were beginning to reduce facade complexity and move toward the regularity and symmetry of colonial revival architecture.

This house was built in 1906.

Roof windows have been added, suggesting that the attic has been modified for use as living space. The view balcony at the east elevation appears to be original. Most of the windows appear to have been replaced with units of similar type; however, the upper sashes of the replacement units are less finely divided than the original units (typically 24 over 1 at the front elevation on the south side of the house) -- if, indeed, the upper sashes of the new windows are divided at all.

Detail for 3906 E PINE ST E / Parcel ID / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable, Gambrel, Hip Roof Material(s): Metal
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Cross/Cruciform
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Plan: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: Moderate
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 3906 E PINE ST E / Parcel ID / Inv # 0

Photo taken May 25, 2008
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