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Summary for 1437 20TH AVE / Parcel ID 7228502125 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman, Queen Anne, Vernacular Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1904
This is an example of transitional design combining elements of Queen Anne and early Craftsman detailing on a pyramidal vernacular structure exhibiting a high degree of integrity.

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 Seattleā€™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 design. However, the structure utilizes a vernacular pyramidal form. The exposed rafter tails at the hipped roofs, and the partial height built-up Tuscan piers and solid, clapboard clad railings at the nearly full width entry porch are more typical of early Craftsman design.

This house was built in 1904 according to both the King County Property Record Card and the King County GIS Center Property Report. According to the King County Property Record Card, the house was remodeled in 1927; however, the extent of the work undertaken at that time is not indicated.

Some of the windows appear to have been replaced. Railings have been added at the entry steps.

Detail for 1437 20TH AVE / Parcel ID 7228502125 / Inv # 0

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

Photo collection for 1437 20TH AVE / Parcel ID 7228502125 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jun 15, 2008
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