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Summary for 423 30TH / Parcel ID 6841700040 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: American Foursquare, American Foursquare - Craftsman Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1903
This is a example of American Foursquare architecture with an elongated plan and a combination of Queen Anne and Craftsman detailing, A slight "Spanish Colonial" flavor is added by the bracketing and railing design at the front balcony. The structure exhibits a high degree of design integrity.

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 is a two story, clapboard clad, wood frame single-family residence on a concrete foundation, over a full basement. The rectangular plan is capped by a hip roof with  extensive overhangs, and open soffits.

The exposed rafter tails are a signature feature of the Craftsman style. However, the windows and doors are characterized by patterns and details customarily associated with Queen Anne design. The oversize column at the porch is an element borrowed from the Shingle style, while the
bracketing and railing design at the front balcony give the structure a slight "Spanish Colonial" flavor.

This house was built in 1903 according to the King County Property Record Card and the King County GIS Center Property Report. According to the King County Property Record Card, the house was remodeled at some point prior to 1937; however, the date and extent of the work undertaken is not indicated.

Several of the south facing windows have aluminum frames.

Detail for 423 30TH / Parcel ID 6841700040 / 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: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Windows: Moderate
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 423 30TH / Parcel ID 6841700040 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jun 01, 2008
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