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Summary for 1108 25TH AVE / Parcel ID 7217400495 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne, Vernacular Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1905
This is a fairly typical example of Queen Anne detailing applied to a vernacular structure utilizing one of the national folk housing typologies popular throughout the country in the last half of the nineteenth century. The structure’s integrity has been somewhat compromised by a number of early additions, the construction of a partial basement, and a loss of detail, especially at the front porch.

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, shingle and drop siding  clad, wood frame single-family residence on a concrete block and post and pier foundation, over a partial (43%) basement. The porch appears to be built on a post and pier foundation. The irregular plan is capped by varying roof forms. The original structure, consisting of the front, almost two story component, is protected by a cross gable roof with moderate overhangs and enclosed soffits. The full width projecting porch is protected by a hip roof. The single story additions at the rear exhibit a variety of roof forms.

The windows and doors are characterized by patterns and details customarily associated with Queen Anne design, though they appear to be applied to a verncular house form utilizing a national folk housing typology.

This house was built in 1905 according to both the King County Property Record Card and the King County GIS Center Property Report.

At least three single story additions were made to the structure prior to 1937 and a partial basement was added between 1937 and 1957. Security bars have been added at several of the windows. The original built up Tuscan piers supporting the porch roof, and the solid, clapboard clad rails on which they stood, have been replaced by 4x4 posts and railings built from framing lumber.

Detail for 1108 25TH AVE / Parcel ID 7217400495 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood, Wood - Clapboard, Wood - Drop siding Foundation(s): Concrete - Block, Post & Pier
Roof Type(s): Gable, Varied roof lines 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: Moderate
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: Moderate
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 1108 25TH AVE / Parcel ID 7217400495 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jun 08, 2008
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