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Summary for 1120 38TH AVE / Parcel ID 5316100965 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne Neighborhood:
Built By: Year Built: 1895
This is a fine example of Queen Anne design that exhibits a high degree of design integrity despite a recent remodel and the replacement of a few windows.

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-and-a-half story, shingle and drop siding clad, wood frame single-family residence on a concrete foundation, over a half basement. Portions of the foundation appear to be stone but may in fact be concrete scored to resemble stone work

The irregular plan is capped by a hip roof with a gabled cross gable. The roof features moderate overhangs and enclosed soffits. A stout tower with a hexagonal roof stands st the southwest corner of the house.

The windows and doors are characterized by patterns and details customarily associated with Queen Anne design. The curved hip roof at the entry porch, the shaped posts supporting that roof, and the corner tower are defining features of the Queen Anne style.

This house was built in 1895 according to the King County Property Record Card; however,
the King County GIS Center Property Report indicates the structure was completed in 1901. The latter document also indicates that the structure was remodeled in 1989.

The basement appears to have been remodeled. The windows have been replaced in at least one of the dormers.

Detail for 1120 38TH AVE / Parcel ID 5316100965 / Inv # 0

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

Photo collection for 1120 38TH AVE / Parcel ID 5316100965 / Inv # 0

Photo taken May 27, 2008
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