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Summary for 1415 37TH AVE / Parcel ID 7153200225 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne, Queen Anne - Stick Neighborhood: Madrona
Built By: Year Built: 1904
This is an example of mixed Queen Anne and Stick style desin. The structure’s integrity has been somewhat compromised by replacement of some windows and the loss of some decorative features.

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 19, 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 essentially rectangular plan is capped by a cross gable roof with moderate overhangs and boxed cornices at the eaves. The rakes are without soffits, suggestive of the Stick style. The windows and doors are characterized by patterns and details customarily associated with Queen Anne era housing. The cladding pattern and the cutaway bays at the cross gables are typical of Queen Anne work. The banded windows in the front gable are typical of twentieth century housing styles. although banding is also sometimes associated with Shingle and Stick style structures. The steep gable roof is suggestive of the Stick style. The porch roof and built up Tuscan piers are more typical of Queen Anne -- Free Classic design.

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 prior to 1937; however, the extent of the work undertaken and the date of the work not indicated.

The south side gable window has been replaced with an aluminum unit of modern configuration. The owner reports that several other windows were replaced in the 1960s but the affected openings are not easily viewed from the public right of way. The railing at the deck over the entry porch is no longer extant (it is not clear if this deck was ever accessible). Two built-up piers that flankied the entry stairs and supported the entry porch roof in 1937 have been removed. The current owner reports that the interior has been remodeled.

Detail for 1415 37TH AVE / Parcel ID 7153200225 / 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 Roof Material(s): Unknown, Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Changes to Windows: Moderate
Changes to Original Cladding: Moderate
Changes to Plan: Intact
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 1415 37TH AVE / Parcel ID 7153200225 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jun 08, 2008

Photo taken Jun 08, 2008
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