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Summary for 1425 21ST AVE / Parcel ID 7228501690 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Vernacular Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1903
This is an example of vernacular architecture where limited Queen Anne detailing has been applied to a structure representing the pyramidal family of national folk housing. The structure exhibits a high degree of design integrity despite the loss of two character defining windows and the addition of a 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 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

This house was built in 1903 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 1926 to add a basement.

The east-facing window opening at the entry porch and the adjacent opening at the south elevation have both been enlarged and the original windows have been replaced with windows of dissimilar style. The house was clad with concrete/asbestos shakes for several years beginning in the late 1950s but the structure has since been returned to its original appearance.

Detail for 1425 21ST AVE / Parcel ID 7228501690 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
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: one
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
Changes to Plan: Slight
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 1425 21ST AVE / Parcel ID 7228501690 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jun 16, 2008
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