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Summary for 1444 21ST AVE / Parcel ID 7228501065 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1903
This is a simple example of Queen Anne architecture utilizing a vernacular form. The structure’s design integrity has been somewhat compromised by alterations to the cladding and modification of the entry porch.

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 brick and concrete foundation, over a half basement. The porch is built on a brick foundation according to the King County Property Record Card.

The rectangular plan is capped by a cross gable roof. The gables are pented and the roof features moderate overhangs and enclosed soffits.

The windows and doors are characterized by patterns and details customarily associated with Queen Anne design.

This house was built in 1903 according to both the King County Property Record Card and the King County GIS Center Property Report.

A deck appears to have been added at the back end of the structure and a roof window has been added to the house, suggesting alterations to the upper (half) story. Some of the window sashes may have been refurbished or replaced in kind. Concrete asbestos shingles appear to have replaced the original siding at the north elevation. Shingles appear to have replaced clapboards at the base of the front facing window bay. The original solid porch railing has been replaced with a simple wood baluster railing and the half height, built-up Tuscan pier that formerly stood at the porch corner has been replaced a a square built up post.

Detail for 1444 21ST AVE / Parcel ID 7228501065 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Shingle - Concrete/Asbestos, Wood, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Brick, Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable 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 Plan: Slight
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Changes to Original Cladding: Moderate
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 1444 21ST AVE / Parcel ID 7228501065 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jun 11, 2008
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