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Summary for 204 17th AVE / Parcel ID 3319500507 / Inv #

Historic Name: Unknown Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1909
This house is one of a cohesive row of early 20th century vernacular dwellings built in 1908 and 1909 by Z. A. Harrison. The houses are important as a unit because they enhance our knowledge of residential development in Seattle and the evolution of vernacular architecture. This house contributes to the historic streetscape of the north side of the 200 block of 17th Avenue South. Yuin Kee Chinn acquired this house in 1926.
This vernacular hosue is an expression of the Craftsman style, the details of which are overpowered by a round tower that rises from the center of the façade. It is otherwise a side gable cottage with wide roof, open eaves and exposed rafter ends. The full width inset porch is supported by four classical columns resting on a balustrade made of siding to match the house. The tower has been re-sided in vertical board. This house is a variation of 212 17th Avenue South.

Detail for 204 17th AVE / Parcel ID 3319500507 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status: INV
Cladding(s): Other, Vertical - Boards 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 Interior: Unknown
Changes to Original Cladding: Extensive
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Seattle P. I. February 21, 1909 Real Estate Section

Photo collection for 204 17th AVE / Parcel ID 3319500507 / Inv #

Photo taken Aug 01, 1991
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