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Summary for 952 24TH AVE / Parcel ID 5160700005 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne - Free Classic, Vernacular Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1906
This is a simple example of Queen Anne architecture made steadily more vernacular in character by replacement or reconfiguration of most of the windows and wholesale reconstruction of the front porch. The changes have compromised the structure's design integrity.

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.


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, shingle and vertical board siding clad, wood frame single-family residence on a half concrete and half post and beam foundation, over a half basement. The porch appears to be built on a post and beam foundation.

The original rectangular footprint has been made L-shaped by the reduction in size of the front porch. The main volume of the house is capped by a gable roof with moderate overhangs and enclosed soffits. A hip roofed dormer of moderate size is more or less centered over the south elevation. The hip roof of the porch has a much shallower pitch than the main roof but has similar overhangs and soffits. The early addition at the back end of the structure has a shed roof.

The massing and roof slope of the structure identify it as a vernacular example of Queen Anne architecture. The windows and doors were once characterized by patterns and details customarily associated with Queen Anne work but the original windows have been replaced with units having late 20th century configurations. The Tuscan columns at the large original entry porch gave the structure a Queen Anne -- Free Classic flavor; however, the horizontal emphasis created by the low slope of the remodeled porch's hip roof gives the entry a slight Prairie feel.

This house was built in 1906.

Two relatively small rectangular windows at the facade of the south facing dormer have been removed and replaced with
The front porch, which originally stretched across the entire west elevation, was reduced to its current size between 1937 and 1962. It appears that two of the three Tuscan columns that supported the original porch roof have been reused. A shed roofed structure at the back end of the house appears to be an early addition; it had a hip roof in 1937. Two relatively small rectangular windows at the facade of the south facing dormer have been removed and replaced with taller windows. Almost all of the windows at the other original openings have been replaced with vinyl units. Vertical board siding has replaced shingle siding at the base of the structure.

Detail for 952 24TH AVE / Parcel ID 5160700005 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Vertical - Boards, Wood, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured, Post & Pier
Roof Type(s): Gable, Hip, Shed 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 Plan: Moderate
Changes to Windows: Extensive
Changes to Original Cladding: Moderate
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 952 24TH AVE / Parcel ID 5160700005 / Inv # 0

Photo taken May 26, 2008
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