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Summary for 521 21st AVE / Parcel ID 9126100535 / Inv #

Historic Name: Unknown Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1895
In the opinion of the survey, this property is located in a potential historic districe (National and/or local).
Even though the integrity of this house has been compromised by siding and window alterations, it is included in the inventory because it is the mirror image of the more intact [building at] 517 21st Avenue. The two create a unit unique in this survey area thus this building is important for its contribution to the historic streetscape and for the information it offers about residential development in Seattle. This block is not mapped on the 1893 Sanborn Map, but both houses do appear on the 1904-1905 map. Mrs. E. J. Williams acquired this house in September of 1918.
This two story frame house has a hipped roof main mass with gable projections to the north and to the east. An exaggerated shed roof shelters the asymmetrical front entrance. Vinyl siding covers original shingle and clapboard surface detail. Most of the windows have been replaced with aluminum windows.

Detail for 521 21st AVE / Parcel ID 9126100535 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status: INV
Cladding(s): Veneer- Vinyl Siding Foundation(s): Post & Pier
Roof Type(s): Gable, Hip Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Irregular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Original Cladding: Extensive
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Extensive
Major Bibliographic References
Sanborn (Insurance) Map Company, Seattle, Washington.
King County Tax Assessor Rolls (1892-1910), Washington State Archives

Photo collection for 521 21st AVE / Parcel ID 9126100535 / Inv #

Photo taken Aug 01, 1979

Photo taken Aug 01, 1979
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