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Summary for 1115 35TH AVE / Parcel ID 7151700085 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne - Cottage, Queen Anne - Shingle Neighborhood: Madrona
Built By: Year Built: 1896
This is a fairly typical example of Queen Anne cottage architecture with some decorative shingle style elements. The structure’s design integrity has been compromised by alterations to the porch, front facing gable, and north elevation, and by replacement of much of the original siding.

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 full basement.

The somewhat irregular but generally L-shape plan is capped by a gable roof with moderate  overhangs and enclosed soffits. A hip roof (interrupted a small pediment placed to mark the entry stair) protects the wrap-around entry porch at the southeast corner of the house. The roof of the front facing bay appears to be flat.

The windows doors, and decorative details are characterized by patterns and elements customarily associated with Queen Anne cottage architecture. The front gable window is set into a curved recess typical of Shingle style structures.

This house was built in 1896 according to the King County Property Record Card (the King County GIS Center Property Report indicates that the structure was built in 1901; however, the database from which this information is drawn cannot record a construction date earlier than 1900).

The north end of the house appears to have been altered, though the changes do not seem to greatly affect the character of the overall composition. The entry porch deck was radically reconfigured between 1937 and 1960 (though the original porch roof was allowed to remain). More recently, the porch has been returned to something approaching its original appearance. The porch deck has been rebuilt at its original position. The original turned porch railing and roof support elements have been replaced, albeit with lighter and less ornate modern turned wood elements. The entry stairs have been rebuilt and wood railings similar to the replacement porch railings have been added. The lattice work that once enclosed the base of the porch has been replaced.

The entry door has been replaced.

The house was re-sided with cement/asbestos shakes between 1937 and 1960. The shingle "blister" or "eyebrow" that once adorned the apex of the front facing gable was removed at that time. The gable has since been resided with shingles but without the "blister." The balustrade that once surmounted the window bay at the street elevation has not been replaced.

Detail for 1115 35TH AVE / Parcel ID 7151700085 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured, Post & Pier
Roof Type(s): Flat with Eaves, Gable, Hip Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: L-Shape
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one & ½
Unit Theme(s):
Changes to Plan: Slight
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: Moderate
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 1115 35TH AVE / Parcel ID 7151700085 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jun 05, 2008
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