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Summary for 937 17th AVE / Parcel ID / Inv #

Historic Name: unknown Common Name:
Style: Colonial - Dutch Colonial Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
Built By: Year Built: 1924
This house, built in 1924, creates an ensemble with the 1925 house to the south, as they are both oriented toward an open lawn between them. The houses are of two variations of the Colonial Revival style, adding to their compatibility. This one is a stucco-clad Dutch Colonial, with the entry portico on the side and a porch on the street end, similar to its neighbor. This block is within the original Capitol Hill of James A. Moore, who gave the area its name. In 1900 Moore, who had already developed other Seattle neighborhoods, purchased and began platting 160 acres, roughly between 11th and 20th avenues, from Roy Street north to Galer. Before selling lots for construction, he graded and paved the streets (eliminating the dust that plagued many sections), installed sidewalks, water mains and sewer lines, and planned for street lights and telephone poles. Lots went on sale in 1901, heavily promoted to attract local business leaders as residents. The response was immediate. The quality infrastructure, convenient transportation, schools and other amenities proved to be very popular and the area was largely developed, with sizable, attractive houses, within only a few years.

Detail for 937 17th AVE / Parcel ID / Inv #

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Stucco Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gambrel Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
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 Windows: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
Williams, Jacqueline B. The Hill with a Future: Seattle's Capitol Hill 1900-1946. Seattle: CPK Ink, 2001.

Photo collection for 937 17th AVE / Parcel ID / Inv #

Photo taken Dec 13, 2006
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