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Summary for 731 16TH AVE / Parcel ID 5646600060 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman, Queen Anne - Free Classic Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1904
This is an example of transitional design combining elements of Queen Anne and Craftsman architecture. The structure exhibits a high degree design integrity despite some alterations, particularly the loss of the original entry stairs and modifications at some window openings.

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 appears to have been built in 1904.

The ganged windows, exposed rafters (exposed rafter tails at the dormers), and the bungalow plan are all features commonly associated with Craftsman design. The slope of the roof, the complexity of the dormers, the decorative chimneys, the half glazed entry door, and the full height Tuscan columns at the full width entry porch are all residual elements of Queen Anne design.

Some of the windows appear to be non-original wood or aluminum units. Asbestos shakes were installed over the original clapboard siding in the late 1950s or early 1960s; however the cladding has since been returned to its original appearance. The lattice has been removed from the base of the porch and the entry steps and their associated side walls appear to have removed as well.

Detail for 731 16TH AVE / Parcel ID 5646600060 / 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: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
Changes to Windows: Moderate
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 731 16TH AVE / Parcel ID 5646600060 / Inv # 0

Photo taken May 29, 2008
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