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Summary for 3714 E UNION ST E / Parcel ID / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Prairie Style, Queen Anne Neighborhood: Madrona
Built By: Year Built: 1905
This is a example of transitional eclectic design incorporating elements of Queen Anne architecture and early twentieth century work, exhibiting a high degree of 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 Seattleā€™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 full basement. The slightly irregular plan is capped by a hip roof with moderate overhangs and enclosed soffits.

In general, the large, singly placed window and slightly irregular footprint are typical of Queen Anne design, though the plan irregularity is primarily due to the placement of the garage. The heavy piers and bracketing at the inset porches are more typical of the Shingle style or early twentieth century work. The hip roof is suggestive of the Prairie style. The modillions give the structure a slight Italianate flavor.

This house was built in 1905.

There have been some minor adjustments to the detailing of the structure. One of the recessed porches shown in the plan sketch included on the King County Property Record Card does not appear on either contemporary or early photos of the building, suggesting that this element may have been incorporated into the interior of the structure at an early date.

Detail for 3714 E UNION ST E / Parcel ID / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood, Wood - Clapboard 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 Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 3714 E UNION ST E / Parcel ID / Inv # 0

Photo taken May 28, 2008

Photo taken May 27, 2008

Photo taken May 27, 2008
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