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Summary for 727 28TH AVE / Parcel ID 6362900230 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne - Cottage Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1870
This is a vernacular structure remodeled into a Queen Anne spindlework cottage. The structure’s design integrity has been compromised by plan, window and siding 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.


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 1870 according to the King County Property Record  Card (the King County GIS Center Property Report indicates that the structure was built in 1901; however, the database from which this information is drawn cannot record a construction date earlier than 1900).

The current owner reports that an initial cabin, dating from 1886, is incorporated into the existing house. In fact, the roof of the original house is enclosed within the rafters of the present structure. The original cabin had a root cellar. The owner reports that the interior "Victorian" detailing has been maintained.

The basement was remodeled in the period from 1931-1934 according to the King County Property Record Card.

The structure appears to have been significantly modified at least twice (original cabin enclosed within larger structure at an early date, and basement remodeled in 1930s). Several of the original double hung and cottage style windows at the front of the house appear to have been replaced with fixed pane windows. The original shingle siding at the gables was replaced with composition or cement/asbestos shingle siding prior to 1956 and much of the spindlework detailing at the front elevation was removed by that date as well.

Detail for 727 28TH AVE / Parcel ID 6362900230 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle - Concrete/Asbestos, Wood, Wood - Drop siding Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable, Hip Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: T-Shape
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Plan: Extensive
Changes to Original Cladding: Moderate
Changes to Windows: Moderate
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 727 28TH AVE / Parcel ID 6362900230 / Inv # 0

Photo taken May 29, 2008
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