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Summary for 817 20th AVE / Parcel ID 7128300070 / Inv #

Historic Name: Unknown Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman, Vernacular Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1902
This house is a good example of late 19th/early 20th century vernacular housing. It contributes to our knowledge of the architectural and residential development of Seattle and it and its setting contribute to the historic streetscape. Further evaluation of this house may yield additional information regarding the rich ethnic history of this historically Japanese/American and Italian/American neighborhood.
This is a variation of the traditional one & 1/2 story gable front vernacular house type. It has the typicaly asymmetrical entrance but it is sheltered by a gable roof partial width porch. It is a simple house distinguished by scroll-like knee braces under the eaves of the house and porch. Façade windows have been altered. There is a gable projection to the north and an exterior brick chimney on the northern façade.

Detail for 817 20th AVE / Parcel ID 7128300070 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status: INV
Cladding(s): Wood Foundation(s): Unknown
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
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 Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References
City of Seattle DCLU Microfilm Records.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.
Sanborn (Insurance) Map Company, Seattle, Washington.
Seattle Historic Inventory, Central Area, 1979.

Photo collection for 817 20th AVE / Parcel ID 7128300070 / Inv #

Photo taken Jun 01, 1992
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