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Summary for 621 20TH AVE / Parcel ID 7942600005 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne - Shingle Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1903
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.

This structure was surveyed for the City in 1991 (see separate database entry).

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 exposed rafter tails and built up piers at the porch, both features of the house when this structure was completed, added a Craftsman style flavor to the Shingle style composition.

This house is part of a group that includes the structures at 619 and 615 20th Avenue.

The dormer soffits have been rebuilt (enclosing the originally exposed rafter tails). The detailing at the porch piers has been simplified. Most of the windows appear to have been altered or replaced in kind in the existing openings but without the divided upper lights that characterized the structure when it was completed.

Detail for 621 20TH AVE / Parcel ID 7942600005 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
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 Original Cladding: Slight
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Moderate
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 621 20TH AVE / Parcel ID 7942600005 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jun 20, 2008

Photo taken Jun 20, 2008
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