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Summary for 1616 37TH AVE / Parcel ID 5026900040 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: American Foursquare, American Foursquare - Prairie Neighborhood: Madrona
Built By: Year Built: 1906
 
Significance
This is a plain example of American Foursquare architecture with a hint of Prairie style detailing at the roof and a mix of turn-of-the-century style windows and doors exhibiting a high degree of design integrity despite some alterations at the back end.

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 Seattleā€™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 house appears to have been owned by Jessie M. Giboney from about 1918 until at least 1937 and perhaps until 1967

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 two story, clapboard clad, wood frame single-family residence on a concrete foundation, over a full basement. The rectangular plan is capped by a hip roof with extensive overhangs and enclosed soffits with regularly spaced modillions.

The windows and doors are characterized by patterns and details customarily associated with several turn-of-the-century building styles including a Queen Anne style half glazed entry door, several plain but individually placed double hung windows, banded six pane fixed sash windows at the street elevation of the front facing dormer, and a Craftsman style group of three windows opening onto the porch. The low slope of the hipped roof at the central mass of the structure, the horizontal emphasis created by the clapboard siding, the wide, enclosed soffits, and the massive, vaguely Tuscan, built-up piers supporting the hipped porch roof all give the structure a slight Prairie flavor.

The double height porch at the back of the structure appears to have been modified but the extent of the alterations is unclear. Some basement windows appear new and screens appear to have been added to some of he window openings. Previously unfinished portions of the basement may have been remodeled to provide additional living space.

Detail for 1616 37TH AVE / Parcel ID 5026900040 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat, Hip Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Integrity
Changes to Plan: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 1616 37TH AVE / Parcel ID 5026900040 / Inv # 0


Photo taken May 26, 2008
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