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Summary for 731 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR WAY / Parcel ID 6362900160 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne - Cottage Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1897
This is a fairly typical example of Queen Anne cottage architecture with some spindlework detailing. The structure’s design integrity has been somewhat compromised by the addition of stone veneer and alterations to several of the windows.

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 1897 according to the King County Property Record Card (the King County GIS Center Property Report indicates that the structure was built in 1900; however, the database from which this information is drawn cannot record a construction date earlier than 1900).

There may have been more than one early addition. Several of the windows have been replaced by aluminum units; at least one appears to have been replaced with a vinyl unit. Cast stone veneer was added blow the first floor window sill line at some point after 1937 and prior to 1962. The original chimneys appear to have been altered.

Detail for 731 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR WAY / Parcel ID 6362900160 / Inv # 0

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

Photo collection for 731 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR WAY / Parcel ID 6362900160 / Inv # 0

Photo taken May 29, 2008

Photo taken May 29, 2008
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