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Summary for 1414 20TH AVE / Parcel ID 7228501750 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne - Cottage Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1902
This is a simple example of Queen Anne -- Cottage architecture with applied spindlework. The structure’s design integrity has been somewhat compromised by replacement of several of the original windows and alterations to the entry porch and basement.

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 irregular floor plan, the complex roof combining a hipped element with intersecting cross gables, and the original fenestration, combined with the turned post at the entry porch and the wood filigree in the peak of the front facing gable identify this structure as an example of Queen Anne cottage design.

The basement appears to have been remodeled. The original windows in the west (street facing) elevation have been removed and replaced with fixed glass. The entry door appears to have been replaced. Basement windows have been added. The cladding has been patched in a few places. The original wood entry stairs have been removed and replaced with concrete stairs; stair railings have been added.

Detail for 1414 20TH AVE / Parcel ID 7228501750 / Inv # 0

Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Vertical - Boards, Wood, Wood - Drop siding Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat with Eaves, 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
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Plan: Slight
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Changes to Windows: Moderate
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 1414 20TH AVE / Parcel ID 7228501750 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jun 12, 2008
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