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Summary for 1127 35TH AVE / Parcel ID 7151700060 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman, Queen Anne - Stick Neighborhood: Madrona
Built By: Year Built: 1904
 
Significance
This is an example of early Craftsman design incorporating residual element of the Stick style. The structure’s design integrity has been somewhat compromised by alterations to details a the front porch and the roof deck and the loss of a few Stick style elements at the gables.

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.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

King County GIS Center Property Report (http://www5.kingcounty.gov/kcgisreports/property_report.aspx; accessed August 19, 2008)

King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972) Washington State Archives

 
Appearance
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 essentially rectangular plan, made somewhat irregular by a bay, porches, and a sunroom, is capped by a gable roof with moderate overhangs, open soffits, and a suggestion of exposed rafter tails. A hip roofed bay (which appears to enclose the internal stairway and the basement entry) and the hip roofed back porch project from the north elevation. A flat roofed sunroom stands at the south elevation. A hip roofed porch extends across the east (front) elevation. A large, hip roofed dormer is centered over the entry porch.

The windows and doors are characterized by patterns and details customarily associated with the Craftsman style, which was just emerging in Seattle at the time this structure was completed. The built up wood piers at the entry porch are associated with an number of early twentieth century approaches to building design. The steep main roof and open soffits, and the use of corner boards, are probably residual elements of the Stick style; the decorative trusswork that once graced the side gables was probably also a holdover from that style. The narrow roof edge members (barge boards) at the side gables are atypical for both Craftsman and Stick style architecture.

This house was built in 1904 according to the King County Property Record Card and the King County GIS Center Property Report. According to the King County Property Record Card, the house was remodeled in 1914; however, the extent of the work undertaken at that time is not indicated.

The decorative truss work visible at the side gables in 1937 has been removed.The Arts & Crafts style railing that once stood a the perimeter of roof deck in front of the east facing dormer has been replaced by a solid railing. The entry stairs have been altered and metal railings have been added.


Detail for 1127 35TH AVE / Parcel ID 7151700060 / Inv # 0

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

Photo collection for 1127 35TH AVE / Parcel ID 7151700060 / Inv # 0


Photo taken Jun 05, 2008
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