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Summary for 1103 26TH AVE / Parcel ID 7217400455 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts, Tudor - Cottage Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1906
This house was probably built as a bungalow in the Craftsman style, or at least with Arts & Crafts        detailing. However, the structure currently exemplifies a bungalow modified in the interwar period (1918-1941) to incorporate a garage and some detail modifications which lend the house a slight Tudor flavor. The structure exhibits a high degree of integrity if the interwar period is taken as the period of significance.

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 story, combed shingle clad, wood frame single-family residence on a concrete foundation, over a full basement. The slightly irregular but essentially rectangular plan is capped by a gable roof with minimal overhangs and enclosed soffits.

The windows and doors are characterized by patterns and details customarily associated with late Arts & Crafts design but also with Tudor revival work. The shaped vergeboards are also typical of Tudor work but could also be residual elements borrowed from Queen Anne cottage architecture or even Carpenter Gothic work from the previous century. The battered walls at the front elevation and the integral gate with battered edge at the back of the house are features common in English Arts & Crafts design but often appear in the Tudor revival cottages of the 1920s. The structure might best be described as an "updated" bungalow.

This house was built in 1906 according to both 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 1930; however, the extent of the work undertaken at that time is not indicated.

The hip roofed enclosed porch and the integral gate at the back (west) end of the house may be early additions. The garage opening has been altered. Although the combed shingles are probably not original, the cladding has had its present appearance since at least 1937.

Detail for 1103 26TH AVE / Parcel ID 7217400455 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle - Combed, Wood Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable, Hip Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Irregular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 1103 26TH AVE / Parcel ID 7217400455 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jun 08, 2008

Photo taken Jun 08, 2008
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