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Summary for 1441 21ST AVE / Parcel ID 7228501670 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne - Cottage Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1902
This is a fairly typical example of Queen Anne -- Cottage architecture exhibiting a high degree of integrity despite the replacement of some windows and minor siding modifications.

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 design of this structure is very similar to the design of the house at 1436 21st Avenue.

The hip roof with intersecting cross gables is a signature feature of Queen Anne architecture. The single story form and the low slope of the roof are typical of Queen Anne cottage design, though the engaged Tuscan pier and house-wrapping frieze are suggestive of Free Classic work.

A small house-like shed at the back of the existing property was not surveyed.

The south facing dormer windows have been removed and replaced with smaller windows; the areas below the new windows have been filled and sided to match the existing cladding elsewhere. A cottage window at the front of the house with a typical Queen Anne muntin pattern in the upper sash has been replaced with a simpler unit. The siding has been altered in the gables. The entire structure was clad with concrete/asbestos for a time in the years after approximately 1962; however, the structure his since been returned to something close to its original appearance. The brick chimneys appear to have been removed and a metal stovepipe chimney has bee added near the south side of the house. The attic may not have been finished when the house was first occupied.

Detail for 1441 21ST AVE / Parcel ID 7228501670 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood, Wood - Drop siding Foundation(s): Post & Pier
Roof Type(s): Gable, Hip Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 1441 21ST AVE / Parcel ID 7228501670 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jun 16, 2008
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