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Summary for 1644 21st AVE / Parcel ID Not noted / 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 important because it enhances our knowledge of vernacular architecture and residential development in Seattle. This house appears as one of a row of dwellings on the 1904-1905 Sanborn Map. J. W. Hirshey acquired this property in October of 1922.
This traditional, two story gable front house form is enlarged by a T to the rear, which creates a cross gable. It has a full width wrap-around porch and asymmetrical entrance. The porch is supported by turned posts and has square spindle balustrade and spool work decoratioin. The front door is a paneled Victorian door and windows are one over one double hung sash. The bargeboard has a geometric, almost Eastlake design. While in virtually original condition, the house's appearance is considerably compormised by a covering of asbestos shingles, which obscure original decorative shingles and molded window frames.

Detail for 1644 21st AVE / Parcel ID Not noted / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status: INV
Cladding(s): Shingle - Concrete/Asbestos Foundation(s): Post & Pier
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: T-Shape
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Original Cladding: Extensive
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
Sanborn (Insurance) Map Company, Seattle, Washington.
King County Tax Assessor Rolls (1892-1910), Washington State Archives

Photo collection for 1644 21st AVE / Parcel ID Not noted / Inv #

Photo taken Aug 01, 1991

Photo taken Aug 03, 1979
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