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Summary for 1447 20TH AVE / Parcel ID 7228502120 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne, Vernacular Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1900
This is an example of Queen Anne detailing applied to a front-gabled vernacular structure. The detailing of he front gable and the inset porch hive the structure a slight Shingle style flavor.  The structure’ exhibits good integrity despite some early additions and modifications to 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

The windows are characterized by patterns and details customarily associated with Queen Anne or early twentieth century work. The window bay at the south also has a Queen Anne configuration. The overhanging, shingle clad gable with flush rake and the shaped timber posts at the entry porch give the structure a slight Shingle style flavor.

This house was built in 1900 according to the King County Property Record Card; and the King County GIS Center Property Report.

The large extension at the rear appears to be an early addition. The dormer may also be an early addition. The dormer window appears to be new and the entry door appears to have been replaced. The cladding appears to have been refurbished.

Detail for 1447 20TH AVE / Parcel ID 7228502120 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Other, Shingle, Vertical - Boards, Wood, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Block, Post & Pier
Roof Type(s): Gable, Shed Roof Material(s): Wood - Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Irregular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Plan: Moderate
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 1447 20TH AVE / Parcel ID 7228502120 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jun 15, 2008
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