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Summary for 1443 22ND AVE / Parcel ID 7228500935 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: American Foursquare - Prairie, Vernacular Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1901
This is a an example of transitional design based on the pyramidal family of national folk housing typologies popular throughout the country in the last half of the nineteenth century but incorporating some partially formed foursquare and Prairie school ideas. The structure’s design integrity has been somewhat compromised by some early alterations and the apparent replacement of most of the windows.

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 two story, clapboard and shingle clad, wood frame single-family residence on a post and pier foundation. There is no basement. The southern three-quarters of the rectangular plan is capped by a large hip roof. A smaller and lower hip roof covers what is apparently an early addition at the north end of the structure. Both these roofs, and the hip roof over the single story projecting porch, have minimal overhangs and enclosed soffits.

The windows and doors appear haphazardly placed and several are ganged in patterns typical of early twentieth century residential architecture. The horizontal emphasis in the siding pattern and at the eaves of the main roof, the single story porch with built up piers are all suggestive of the Prairie style, though the form of the structure and the window placement are indicative of vernacular roots.

This house was built in 1901 according to the King County Property Record Card; however, the King County GIS Center Property Report indicates the structure was completed in 1902. According to the King County Property Record Card, the house was remodeled in prior to 1937; however, the extent of the work undertaken and the date of the work is not indicated.

The lower, hip roofed component at the north end of the structure appears to have been an early addition. A shed roofed structure attached to the north elevation of this early addition in 1937 appears to have been removed since that date. The detached garage associated with the building in 1937 has been removed; the present detached garage appears to have been added to the site much more recently. It appears all of the windows have been replaced with aluminum units and that the entry door has been replaced. The siding may have been patched or repaired. The piers at the entry porch may have been rebuilt.

Detail for 1443 22ND AVE / Parcel ID 7228500935 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Post & Pier
Roof Type(s): Hip Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Plan: Moderate
Changes to Windows: Extensive
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 1443 22ND AVE / Parcel ID 7228500935 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jun 11, 2008
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