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Summary for 3141 E MADISON ST E / Parcel ID 5332200095 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne - Cottage, Queen Anne - Free Classic Neighborhood:
Built By: Year Built: 1903
This is a simple example of Queen Anne cottage architecture. The building’s design integrity has been slightly compromised by replacement of the roof structure and by a change of use.

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, drop siding and shingle clad, wood frame single-family residence on a post and beam foundation with no basement. The essentially rectangular plan is capped by a gable roof with narrow overhangs and enclosed soffits.

The window and doors details, and the use of slender Tuscan colonettes at the inset entry porch of this small scale structure, are all typical of vernacular work incorporating elements of Queen Anne cottage architecture and Free Classic design.

This house was built in 1903. According to the King County Property Record Card it was remodeled in 1907.

The roof structure appears to have been replaced, although the style of the roof is very close to that of the structure as it existed in 1937. There appears to have been a change of use; the structure is described as a duplex in the King County Property Record Card prepared in 1937, but apparently functions as a single family residence at present.

Detail for 3141 E MADISON ST E / Parcel ID 5332200095 / Inv # 0

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

Photo collection for 3141 E MADISON ST E / Parcel ID 5332200095 / Inv # 0

Photo taken May 27, 2008

Photo taken May 27, 2008
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