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Summary for 931 21ST AVE / Parcel ID 7228501445 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1903
This is an example of Queen Anne design with Free Classic elements and a suggestion of the Shingle style in the front gable. The structure’s integrity has been somewhat compromised by the 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 one-and-a-half story, clapboard and shingle clad, wood frame single-family residence on a concrete foundation, over a full basement. The slightly L-shape plan is capped by a cross gable roof with moderate overhangs and enclosed soffits.

The windows and doors are characterized by patterns and details customarily associated with Queen Anne design. The Tuscan columns at the entry porch, the deep frieze, and the somewhat Palladian window in the front gable give the structure a slight Free Classic flavor. The large arch in the front gable and the flush gable peak are suggestive of the Shingle style.

This house was built in 1903 according to both the King County Property Record Card and the King County GIS Center Property Report. The house is part of a group which also includes the structure next door at 935 21st Avenue.

There appears to be an addition at the rear. The basement has been remodeled. A window has been removed and the opening filled at the south elevation. Most of the original windows appear to have been replaced with vinyl or aluminum units, though the character of the original fenestration has been maintained. The porch entry stairs have been rebuilt and stair railings have been added. The siding may have been refurbished.

Detail for 931 21ST AVE / Parcel ID 7228501445 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable, Mansard Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: L-Shape
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Plan: Slight
Changes to Windows: Extensive
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 931 21ST AVE / Parcel ID 7228501445 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jun 12, 2008
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