Home Page
Link to Seattle Department of Neighborhoods home page

Seattle Historical Sites

New Search

Summary for 917 HIAWATHA PL / Parcel ID 7132300310 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: American Foursquare, Queen Anne, Vernacular Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1903
This is an example of limited Queen Anne detailing applied to a structure utilizing vernacular or national folk house foursquare typology. The structure’s design integrity has been compromised by replacement of the siding and some 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 is a one story, cement/asbestos shingle clad, wood frame duplex on a concrete and concrete block foundation, over a full, daylight basement. (The structure could also be described as a two story duplex with an upper level entry.) The main level entry porch appears to be built on a post and beam foundation. The rectangular plan is capped by a hip roof with minimal overhangs and enclosed soffits. A hip roof covers the main floor entry; a shed roof protects the basement level entry.

The windows and doors are characterized by patterns and details customarily associated with the Queen Anne style but are applied to a simple foursquare structure.

This house was built in 1903 according to the King County Property Record Card and the King County GIS Center Property Report.

The King County Property Record Card suggests that the structure was converted from a duplex to a single family residence after 1937; however, the structure has since been returned to use as a duplex. A few of the original windows have been replaced and some window openings have aluminum storm windows. The original cladding has be replaced or covered by cement/asbestos shingles. The chimney appears to have been shortened and stylistically modified.

Detail for 917 HIAWATHA PL / Parcel ID 7132300310 / Inv # 0

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

Photo collection for 917 HIAWATHA PL / Parcel ID 7132300310 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jun 05, 2008
App v2.0.1.0