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Summary for 356 29TH AVE / Parcel ID 6841700075 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1905
This is a fairly typical example of Queen Anne detailing applied to what is essentially an example of national folk housing (a mode of housing design that appeared throughout the United States in the latter half of the nineteenth century). 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 one-and-a-half story, clapboard and shingle clad, wood frame single-family residence on a concrete foundation, over a partial (30%) basement. The porch appears to be built on a post and beam foundation. The rectangular plan is capped by a cross gable roof with moderate overhangs and enclosed soffits. The gables are pented.

The windows and doors are characterized by patterns and details customarily associated with Queen Anne architecture, though the ganged windows anticipate patterns more typical of early twentieth century design.
The steep roofs and small gabled porch are somewhat suggestive of the Tudor cottage architecture that appeared after the First World War.

This house was built in 1905  according to the King County Property Record Card and the King County GIS Center Property Report.

Aluminum storm windows have been added to most of the window openings. Some of the siding may have been refurbished or replaced in kind, but the character of the cladding has been maintained. The original Tuscan columns at the entry porch have been replaced by light metal supports. The steps at the entry porch have been replaced. The tops of the chimney have been altered.

Detail for 356 29TH AVE / Parcel ID 6841700075 / Inv # 0

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

Photo collection for 356 29TH AVE / Parcel ID 6841700075 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jun 01, 2008
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