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Summary for 208 25TH AVE / Parcel ID 9828702335 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne - Cottage, Vernacular Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1897
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.

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 September 10, 2008)

King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972) Washington State Archives

This is an example of vernacular gable-front-and-wing typology with spindlework detailing that gives the structure the character of a Queen Anne cottage. The wrap around porch and the decorative use of cladding materials are typical of Queen Anne work. The corner boards, the drop siding, the wood trim banding, and the small decorative truss in the front gable give the design a slight Stick style flavor.

This house was built in 1897 according to the King County Property Record Card; however, the King County GIS Center Property Report indicates that the structure was built in 1900 (it should be noted that the computer database from which the latter date is drawn cannot record a construction date earlier than 1900). According to the King County Property Record Card, the house was remodeled in 1913, apparently to add the basement. The King County GIS Center Property Report records that the house was remodeled again in 1992; however, the extent of the work undertaken at that time is not indicated.

The exact extent of the recent remodel is not readily apparent. Most of the original windows have been replaced with aluminum units. The hint of a sunburst pattern in the cladding was in place by 1937.

Detail for 208 25TH AVE / Parcel ID 9828702335 / Inv # 0

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

Photo collection for 208 25TH AVE / Parcel ID 9828702335 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Aug 03, 2008

Photo taken Aug 03, 2008

Photo taken Aug 03, 2008
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