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Summary for 1210 38TH AVE / Parcel ID 5316100545 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: American Foursquare Neighborhood:
Built By: Year Built: 1906
This is a fairly typical example of American Foursquare architecture with some Queen Anne detailing. The structure’s design integrity has been somewhat compromised by a two story addition at the rear.

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 two story, clapboard clad, wood frame single-family residence on a concrete foundation, over a three-quarter basement. The originally rectangular but now L-shape plan is capped by a hip roof with somewhat extensive overhangs and enclosed soffits. The shape of the roof over the addition at the back of the house has not been determined, but it projects above the original roof at its south facing slope.

The windows and doors are characterized by patterns and details customarily associated with Queen Anne architecture.

This house was built in 1906. According to the King County Property Record Card, the upper floor of the house was converted into an apartment at some point after construction but prior to 1937
. The "Present Use" field on the King County GIS Center Property Report indicates that the structure is now again functioning as a single family residence.

A chimney was added at the south elevation sometime after 1937 and before 1948. A substantial two story addition with a skylight and south facing rooftop deck over a single story projecting element was added at the back of the house, probably after 1948. This addition projects beyond the original structure's south elevation at the southeast corner of the house. A metal chimney has been added that appears to serve the addition. The original hip-roofed bay window at the south elevation appears to have been greatly enlarged and capped with a shed roof of substantial proportions.

There may be somewhat extensive interior changes as the result of the temporary conversion of the upper floor for apartment use and the substantial back end addition.

Detail for 1210 38TH AVE / Parcel ID 5316100545 / Inv # 0

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

Photo collection for 1210 38TH AVE / Parcel ID 5316100545 / Inv # 0

Photo taken May 27, 2008
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