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Summary for 915 17th AVE / Parcel ID 7234600780 / Inv #

Historic Name: Unknown Common Name:
Style: Vernacular Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1895
This house is an excellent example of lat e19th/early 20th century vernacular housing. It contibutes to our knowledge of the architectural and residential development of Seattle. Additionally, it and its setting contribute to the historic streetscape.
This is a variation of the traditional gable front vernacular house type embellished with stylish Queen Anne details. It has decorative square and fish scale shingles at the second level and in the gavle. The full width recessed porch is supported by turned columns and decorated with spoolwork. Typical of the vernacular type, windows are sparse (one over one) and the entrance is asymmetrical. The front gable is clipped. There is an interior brick chimney to the rear on the north elevation.

Detail for 915 17th AVE / Parcel ID 7234600780 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status: INV
Cladding(s): Shingle, Shingle - Concrete/Asbestos, 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: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
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 915 17th AVE / Parcel ID 7234600780 / Inv #

Photo taken Jun 01, 1992
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