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Summary for 722 15TH AVE / Parcel ID 5646600030 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne - Cottage, Queen Anne - Free Classic Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1900
This is a fairly typical example of Queen Anne - Cottage architecture with some Free Classic detailing. The structure’s design integrity has been somewhat compromised by alterations at the porch and at the front gable window.

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

The hip roof with lower intersecting gables and complexity of the detailing are signature features of the Queen Anne style. The slender, partial height Tuscan columns at the porch identify the structure as an example of the Free Classic version of the style, applied in this case to a cottage.

This house was built in 1900. According to the King County Property Record Card, this structure was remodeled in 1928.

The houses at 722, 724, and 728 15th Avenue appear to utilize the same floor plan and were probably built as a group (the structure at 728 15th Avenue was too altered to be included in the survey).

The paired casement windows in the front-facing gable are not original. The entry stair and porch rail appear to have been rebuilt. The existing siding was covered with a composition material manufactured to resemble brick veneer in the years after World War Two; however, the siding has since been refurbished and the structure has been returned to its original appearance.

Detail for 722 15TH AVE / Parcel ID 5646600030 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable, Hip, Shed 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: Slight
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 722 15TH AVE / Parcel ID 5646600030 / Inv # 0

Photo taken May 29, 2008
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