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Summary for 1640 22ND AVE / Parcel ID 7228500645 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne - Cottage Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1900
This is a fairly typical example of Queen Anne cottage architecture utilizing a bungalow type floor plan. The structure’s design integrity has been somewhat compromised by alterations at the entry porch which resulted in the loss of some Queen Anne - Free Classic detailing and the addition of some spindlework elements.

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.

The structure is located in a portion of the Central Area also known as the East Madison district.

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, clapboard and shingle clad, wood frame single-family residence on a post and pier foundation, with no basement. The rectangular plan is capped by a hip roof with a front facing intersecting gable. The roof features moderate overhangs and enclosed soffits. The front facing gable is pented.

The windows and doors are characterized by patterns and details customarily associated with the Queen Anne style. The
hip roof with intersecting gable, the mix of siding materials, and the cutaway bay at the front of the house are also typical of that style.

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

A panel material has replaced the original vertical board skirting at the base of the structure. The full height Tuscan columns and associated railing that characterized the inset entry porch in 1937 have been replaced by turned wood posts and a new wood railing. Simple wood railings have been added to the entry stairs. The chimney has been altered.

Detail for 1640 22ND AVE / Parcel ID 7228500645 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Other, Shingle, Wood, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Post & Pier
Roof Type(s): Gable, Hip 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
Changes to Original Cladding: Moderate
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 1640 22ND AVE / Parcel ID 7228500645 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jun 11, 2008
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