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Summary for 3104 S IRVING ST S / Parcel ID 6909200150 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne, Queen Anne - Free Classic, Queen Anne - Shingle Neighborhood: Leschi
Built By: Year Built: 1905
This is a example of Queen Anne architecture with a Shingle style flavor incorporating a number of free classic elements. The structure’s design integrity has been compromised by substantial alterations to the entry porch, replacement of the siding, and modifications to several 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.

This structure is located
in the Leschi neighborhood just beyond the eastern boundary of the Central Area.

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, concrete asbestos shingle clad, wood frame single-family residence on a concrete; concrete foundation, over a three-quarter basement.

The irregular, though essentially rectilinear, plan is capped by a gable roof with moderate  overhangs and open soffits, and the structure also features hip roofed bays and a rooftop deck at the east end of the south elevation. The heavy exposed rafter tails appear to anticipate the lighter rafter tails typical of early twentieth century Craftsman design.

The windows and doors are characterized by patterns and details customarily associated with Queen Anne and Shingle style architecture, though the structure also incorporates a number of classical detail elements.

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

The entry porch, originally partially enclosed, has been substantially altered with the removal of a shingle clad entry arch and the addition of comparatively light Tuscan piers to support the gable roof. Several windows have been replaced with vinyl or aluminum units, and several of the window openings have been significantly altered. The original shingle siding has been replaced with concrete or concrete/asbestos siding and the dentil strips that once stretched across the gables appear to have been removed. Some other classical details have been lost. The classical deck railing at the southeast corner of the structure has been replaced with an arts and crafts type railing. The chimneys have been altered.

Detail for 3104 S IRVING ST S / Parcel ID 6909200150 / Inv # 0

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

Photo collection for 3104 S IRVING ST S / Parcel ID 6909200150 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jun 02, 2008

Photo taken Jun 02, 2008
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