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Summary for 1127 36TH AVE / Parcel ID 7151700285 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne Neighborhood: Madrona
Built By: Year Built: 1905
This is a example of transitional but primarily late Queen Anne design elements applied to a simple house form. The structure’s design integrity has been somewhat compromised by 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; however, it appears Carl S. Leede owned the property from no later than 1935 until at least 1937. Warren B. Spickard apparently purchased the property in 1949. The current owner acquired the property in 1957.


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-and-a-half story, clapboard and shingle clad, wood frame single-family residence on a concrete foundation, over a full basement. The somewhat irregular plan is capped by a gable roof with at least one integral hip, moderate overhangs and enclosed soffits. The main roof gables are pented.

The windows and doors are characterized by patterns and details commonly associated with both late Queen Anne and early twentieth century housing styles. The paired double hung windows are less typical of Queen Anne design than of the Shingle style and later Arts &Crafts work. The Tuscan columns at the porch and the pented gables give the structure a Free Classic character.

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

The front porch appears to have been enclosed since it was first built, though this could have occurred at an early date. The deck over the porch may be a more recent addition. The access route to the front entry may have been modified. The attic appears to have been finished.

The openings onto the deck over the porch appear to have been altered and the banded windows of the enclosed porch do not appear to be original. Adjustments to the cladding were necessitated by changes to the structure's form and fenestration. The concrete in the porch area appears to have been refurbished or replaced.

Detail for 1127 36TH AVE / Parcel ID 7151700285 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat, 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 & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Plan: Moderate
Changes to Windows: Moderate
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 1127 36TH AVE / Parcel ID 7151700285 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jun 05, 2008
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