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Summary for 1646 21st AVE / Parcel ID 7228500860 / Inv #

Historic Name: Unknown Common Name:
Style: Vernacular 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).
This house is one of a row of late 19th century vernacular houses, which embodies the characteristics of the Folk Victorian style, that is a traditional vernacular form embellished with Victorian details. This house is importatnt because it enhances our knowledge of vernacular architecture and residential development in Seattle. This house also contributes to the historic streetscape. L. H. Jensen purchased this house in January of 1924.
This traditional gable front house form is enlarged by a shallow L to the north and a one story rear-wing addition. A small hipped roof entrance porch feels the L. It and the front gable are decorated with sawn work including a perforated bargeboard and floriform gable piece. Windows are one over one double hung sash. While in remarkably original condition, the house's appearance has been compromised by vertical board siding applied to the fa├žade. It obscures decorative fish scale shingles and clapboard siding.

Detail for 1646 21st AVE / Parcel ID 7228500860 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status: INV
Cladding(s): Vertical - Boards, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Post & Pier
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: L-Shape
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Moderate
Major Bibliographic References
King County Tax Assessor Rolls (1892-1910), Washington State Archives

Photo collection for 1646 21st AVE / Parcel ID 7228500860 / Inv #

Photo taken Aug 01, 1991
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