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Summary for 920 20TH AVE / Parcel ID 7228501495 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1903
This is a fairly typical example of Queen Anne design. The structure’s integrity has been somewhat compromised by early alterations at the back of the house and modifications to the cladding system.

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. The hip roof with intersecting, cross gables, and the cut-away bays are also typical features of the Queen Anne 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 King County Property Record Card suggests that this structure originally functioned as a duplex; however, the structure presently appears to be in use as a single family residence. A two-story, full width, shed roof appendage at the back of the structure appears to be an early addition. The south facing double-height bay appears to have been altered (there are no windows in the central panel of the bay). The original siding of the structure was replaced or covered with composition "brick veneer" shingles in the 1950s but the structure has since been returned to its original appearance except where concrete/asbestos shingles have been installed at the north elevation.

Detail for 920 20TH AVE / Parcel ID 7228501495 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Shingle - Concrete/Asbestos, Vertical - Boards, Wood, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable, Hip Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Multiple Family Plan: Irregular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Plan: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: Moderate
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 920 20TH AVE / Parcel ID 7228501495 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jun 12, 2008
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