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Summary for 517 21st AVE / Parcel ID 9126100530 / 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).
This house embodies the distinctive characteristics of the Queen Anne style. It is the mirror image of (now altered) 521 21st Avenue. The two create a unit unique in this survey area. This house is important because it enhances our knowledge of the style and residential development in Seattle. The uit contributes to the historic streetscape. (Note similarities to 802 21st Avenue.) This block is not mapped on the 1893 Sanborn but both houses appear on the 1904-1905 Sanborn Map. John Williams acquired this property in March of 1929.
This two story frame house has a hipped roof main mass with gable projections to the north and to the east. An exaggereated shed roof shelters the asymmetrical front entrance. Wall surfaces are enriched with two widths of siding and patterned shingles.

Detail for 517 21st AVE / Parcel ID 9126100530 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status: INV
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood 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 Interior: Unknown
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: Moderate
Major Bibliographic References
Sanborn (Insurance) Map Company, Seattle, Washington.
King County Tax Assessor Rolls (1892-1910), Washington State Archives

Photo collection for 517 21st AVE / Parcel ID 9126100530 / Inv #

Photo taken Aug 01, 1979

Photo taken Aug 01, 1979

Photo taken Aug 01, 1979
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