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Summary for 933 25TH AVE / Parcel ID 7217401065 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman, Queen Anne Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1900
 
Significance
This is a example of transitional architecture combining elements of emerging early twentieth century styles with residual elements of Queen Anne design. The structure’s integrity has been compromised slightly by changes to the cladding and modification of some of the decorative details.

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 house was built in 1900 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 1936; however, the extent of the work undertaken at that time is not indicated.

The windows and doors are characterized by patterns and details customarily associated with the Queen Anne style. The detailing of the hip roof is also typical of Queen Anne period homes, though the continuous line of the enclosed soffits is suggestive of the much more extensive overhangs of Prairie style structures. The bungalow typology and the bracket supported porch cover seem to anticipate the emergence of the Craftsman style.

At least one of the windows has been replaced. Shutters added in the 1930s have since been removed. The siding may have been refurbished but appears to be original. The clapboard skirting at the base of the structure in 1937 has been replaced with T1-11. The wood porch railing present in 1937 has been replaced with a metal railing.

Detail for 933 25TH AVE / Parcel ID 7217401065 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood, Wood - Clapboard, Wood - T1-11 Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable, Hip, Shed Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Integrity
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: Moderate
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Changes to Plan: Intact
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 933 25TH AVE / Parcel ID 7217401065 / Inv # 0


Photo taken Jun 10, 2008
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