Home Page
Link to Seattle Department of Neighborhoods home page

Seattle Historical Sites

This application will be offline for Maintenance Saturday Feb 4th from 6am to noon

New Search

Summary for 1420 GRAND AVE / Parcel ID 5351200060 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman Neighborhood: Madrona
Built By: Year Built: 1906
This is an example of Craftsman architecture. The structure’s design integrity has been slightly compromised by alterations.

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 house was built in 1906. According to the King County Property Record Card, this structure was remodeled in 1922.

The moderate roof slope, wide overhangs, exposed rafter tails and heavy built up piers at the porch(es) are indicative of early Craftsman design; however, the windows are not ganged but instead placed in a pattern more suggestive of Queen Ann work.

The extent of alterations appears limited, however, the front porch cannot easily be observed from the public right-of-way and it is possible that it has been enclosed or modified. A dormer window appears to have been replaced at the east elevation. A new door appears to have been installed at the west elevation. The tops of the chimneys have been altered.

Detail for 1420 GRAND AVE / Parcel ID 5351200060 / Inv # 0

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

Photo collection for 1420 GRAND AVE / Parcel ID 5351200060 / Inv # 0

Photo taken May 28, 2008

Photo taken May 28, 2008

Photo taken May 28, 2008
App v2.0.1.0