Home Page
Link to Seattle Department of Neighborhoods home page

Seattle Historical Sites

New Search

Summary for 218 17th AVE / Parcel ID 3319500057 / Inv #

Historic Name: Unknown Common Name:
Style: Colonial - Dutch Colonial 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. Jack Calderon acquired this house in 1928.
This vernacular house is a repition of 210 17th Avenue South. It is a simple expression of the Dutch colonial Revival style and because it was originally shingled was an acknowledgment of the popular Shingle style. Front and side gambrels are unembellished. The full width inet porch has a false open eave with exposed rafter ends and is supported by classical columns set on balustrade which matches the house. The house is now clad in vinyl.

Detail for 218 17th AVE / Parcel ID 3319500057 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status: INV
Cladding(s): Veneer- Vinyl Siding Foundation(s): Unknown
Roof Type(s): Gambrel 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 Original Cladding: Extensive
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Changes to Windows: Extensive
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 218 17th AVE / Parcel ID 3319500057 / Inv #

Photo taken Aug 01, 1991
App v2.0.1.0