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Summary for 769 32ND AVE / Parcel ID 5366200360 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman, Queen Anne, Queen Anne - Shingle Neighborhood: Madrona
Built By: Year Built: 1906
 
Significance
This is a fairly typical example of small scale Queen Anne architecture with some Shingle style elements and Craftsman details at the porch and eaves. The structure’s exhibits a high degree of design integrity despite some minor 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.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

King County GIS Center Property Report (http://www5.kingcounty.gov/kcgisreports/property_report.aspx; accessed August 18, 2008)

King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972) Washington State Archives

 
Appearance
This house was built in 1906.

The roof slope, the muntin patterns in the upper sashes of the wide, front-facing windows, and the pattern of window placement are typical of Queen Anne design. The flush but overhanging gables and the extensive and relatively uninterrupted shingle surfaces in the upper story are typical of the Shingle style. The exposed rafter tails and the detailing of the piers at the entry porch give the structure a Craftsman flavor.

Based on information recorded on the King County Property Record Card, the basement appears to have been expanded from a half basement to a full basement, and the foundation appears now to be a mix of placed concrete and concrete block. The original siding was covered with "composition shakes" in the mid 1950s; however, the structure has since been returned to its original appearance. The entry stairs have been altered and stair rails have been added. Wood lattice has been added at the south end of the porch. New gutters have hidden the exposed rafter tails at the front facing dormer. A few of the windows may have been replaced, but the character defining windows and opening details at the front elevation appear to be in their original condition.

Detail for 769 32ND AVE / Parcel ID 5366200360 / Inv # 0

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

Photo collection for 769 32ND AVE / Parcel ID 5366200360 / Inv # 0


Photo taken May 28, 2008

Photo taken May 28, 2008
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