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Summary for 953 21ST AVE / Parcel ID 7228501415 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne - Free Classic Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1903
This is an example of Queen Anne detailing applied to a bungalow scheme. The structure’s integrity has been somewhat compromised by a large addition at its back end and some relatively minor changes at the 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

The windows and doors are characterized by patterns and details customarily associated with Queen Anne architecture but, in this case, appear to be applied to an early bungalow scheme. The hip roof with intersecting gables is typical of Queen Anne design. The partial height Tuscan columns at the full width entry porch and the deep frieze wrapping the structure at eaves of the hipped main roof give the structure a slight Free Classic flavor. The relatively wide overhangs appear to anticipate early twentieth century styles.

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

There is a relatively large shed roof addition at the back of the structure; the detailing of the addition suggests that it is much younger than the rest of the house. Several of the windows at the original structure appear to have been refurbished or replaced in kind. The windows at the addition are new. The front door has been replaced. A light wood railing has been added between the columns at the entry porch and at the entry stairs.

Detail for 953 21ST AVE / Parcel ID 7228501415 / Inv # 0

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

Photo collection for 953 21ST AVE / Parcel ID 7228501415 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jun 12, 2008
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