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Summary for 1438 22ND AVE / Parcel ID 7228500505 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman, Queen Anne, Vernacular Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1905
This is a fairly typical example of transitional architecture combining early Craftsman style elements with residual features of the Queen Anne style applied to a vernacular structure utilizing the front gable version of the national folk housing typologies popular throughout the country in the latter half of the nineteenth century. The structure’s design integrity has been somewhat compromised by alterations to the porch and the addition of facias and gutters.

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-and-a-half story, clapboard and shingle clad, wood frame single-family residence on a concrete foundation. There is no basement. The porch appears to be built on a post and pier foundation.The rectangular plan is capped by a gable roof with extensive overhangs, open soffits, and exposed rafter tails. A similarly detailed hip roof protects the nearly full width front entry porch.

The windows and doors are characterized by patterns and details customarily associated with Queen Anne design; however, the exposed rafter tails are more typical of the Craftsman style.

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 one new window has been installed near the back end of the structure. Added facias and gutters now hide the ends of the originally exposed rafter tails. The Tuscan columns that originally characterized the entry porch have been replaced with square timber posts.

Detail for 1438 22ND AVE / Parcel ID 7228500505 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Vertical - Boards, Wood, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured, 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 & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Changes to Original Cladding: Moderate
Changes to Plan: Intact
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 1438 22ND AVE / Parcel ID 7228500505 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jun 11, 2008
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