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Summary for 1617 22ND AVE / Parcel ID 7228500770 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Vernacular Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1900
This is an example of architecture based on the front gable family of national folk housing typologies popular throughout the country in the last half of the nineteenth century. The structure’s design integrity has been compromised by the apparent relocation of the structure, by modifications to the back end of the structure, and by replacement of the original cladding.

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, shingle and clapboard clad, wood frame single-family residence on a concrete foundation, over a partial (64%) basement. The irregular (though essentially rectangular) plan is capped by a gable roof with minimal overhangs and open soffits.

The windows and doors are characterized by patterns and details customarily associated with
national folk housing, a vernacular approach to building popular throughout the country in the last half of the nineteenth century.

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 1912; however, the extent of the work undertaken at that time is not indicated.

The back end of the house was altered with a single story addition early in the life of the structure. More recently, the structure appears to have been placed on a new foundation and made part of a four unit small house development together with three new structures addressed as 1611, 1613 and 1615 22nd Avenue. The back end of the structure may have been modified when the house was moved. The windows appear to be original. The structure appears to have originally been clad with drop siding; however, it is presently clad with shingles except for a wide band of clapboard siding capped by a drip mold at the base of the structure. The front porch has lost some of its original detailing and has gained new railings.

Detail for 1617 22ND AVE / Parcel ID 7228500770 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable, Hip 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: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Extensive
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 1617 22ND AVE / Parcel ID 7228500770 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jun 11, 2008
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