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Summary for 1227 38TH AVE / Parcel ID 5316100505 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Prairie Style, Queen Anne Neighborhood:
Built By: Year Built: 1901
This is a large example of  the Prairie style with residual plan and detail elements of Queen Anne design. The structure’s design integrity has been somewhat compromised by the apparent replacement of several 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 story, shingle and drop siding clad, wood frame single-family residence on a concrete foundation, over a full -basement. The irregular plan is capped by a hip roof with broad overhangs and enclosed soffits.

The windows and doors are characterized by patterns and details customarily associated with the Prairie style. The banded windows, the simple rectangular masses of the chimneys, the moderately sloped hipped roofs and the broad overhangs are all typical characteristic of that style

This house was built in 1901 according to the
King County GIS Center Property Report; however, the King County Property Record Card indicates the structure was completed in 1903.

Several of the windows appear to have been refurbished or replaced in kind.

There is a second small heated structure on the site; however, this structure cannot be seen from the street.

Detail for 1227 38TH AVE / Parcel ID 5316100505 / Inv # 0

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

Photo collection for 1227 38TH AVE / Parcel ID 5316100505 / Inv # 0

Photo taken May 27, 2008
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