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Summary for 724 15TH AVE / Parcel ID 5646600035 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne - Cottage Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1900
This is a fairly typical example of Queen Anne -- Cottage architecture, although the structure’s design integrity has been compromised by addition of a large roof dormer, enclosure of the front porch, and the loss of some Free Classic detailing.

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.

This structure was surveyed for the City by Marilyn Sullivan in 1991. According to Sullivan, this house was built by Charles H. Harvey, an African American pioneer and "noted Seattle building contractor."

A complete permit history, and a complete record of ownership and occupation have not yet been prepared for this property.


King County Assessor Property Characteristics Report ( --parcel locator); accessed July 29, 2008).

King County GIS Center Property Report (; accessed August 18, 2008)

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

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).

This house was built in 1900. According to the Property Record Card, it was remodeled in 1928.

A large shed roof dormer has been added over the north elevation, and the original front porch has been entirely enclosed, fairly recently. An entirely new uncovered entry porch and entry stair have been added to the structure.
The King County Property Record Card suggests that a portion of the foundation was changed from post and beam to placed concrete at some point after 1937. The basement apparently did not exist until that time. The dormer addition and porch enclosure suggest that significant alterations to the interior have been undertaken. Some of the original windows appear to have been replaced in kind or covered with storm windows. The siding was probably refurbished when the dormer was added and the porch enclosed.

Detail for 724 15TH AVE / Parcel ID 5646600035 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Vertical - Boards, Wood, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured, Post & Pier
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: Moderate
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Changes to Windows: Moderate
Changes to Plan: Extensive
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 724 15TH AVE / Parcel ID 5646600035 / Inv # 0

Photo taken May 29, 2008
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