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Summary for 2515 E UNION ST E / Parcel ID 7217400385 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Vernacular Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1900
This is an example of vernacular architecture utilizing the nation folk housing typology popular throughout the country in the last half of the nineteenth century. The structure’s integrity has been somewhat compromised by changes to the fenestration and related modifications to the 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 19, 2008)

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

This is a one-and-a-half story, drop siding clad, wood frame single-family residence on a  post and pier); stone foundation with no basement. The porch appears to be built on a post and beam foundation.

The somewhat irregular but essentially rectangular plan is capped by a gable and shed roof with moderate overhangs and enclosed soffits. A small gable roofed extension appears to have been added to the back of the structure at an early date.

The detailing is inconsistent due to changes to the fenestration over the years; however, the porch roof is supported by turned posts suggestive of Queen Anne -- Cottage design.

This house was built in 1900 according to both the King County Property Record Card and the King County GIS Center Property Report.

The porch extension to the rear, if not original, appears to have been an early addition. Several of the window openings have been modified and several of the windows have been replaced, most often not in kind. The siding has been cut and patched to accommodate the revisions to the fenestration. The existing siding was replaced or, more likely, covered by composition shakes in the years after World War II but has since been returned to something approaching is original appearance.

A small building, addressed as 2515B and appearing to consist of two very small apartments, has been added to the site. It is situated to the southwest of the main house and appears to be sided with wood panels suggesting a significantly later construction date.

Detail for 2515 E UNION ST E / Parcel ID 7217400385 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Vertical - Boards, Wood, Wood - Drop siding Foundation(s): Post & Pier
Roof Type(s): Gable, Shed Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Irregular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Plan: Slight
Changes to Windows: Extensive
Changes to Original Cladding: Moderate
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 2515 E UNION ST E / Parcel ID 7217400385 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jun 08, 2008

Photo taken Jun 08, 2008
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