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Summary for 811 20th AVE / Parcel ID 7128300060 / Inv #

Historic Name: Unknown Common Name:
Style: Vernacular Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1902
This house is a good example of late 19th/early 20th century vernacular housing. It contributes to our knowledge of the architectural and residential development of Seattle and it and its setting contribute to the historic streetscape. Further evaluation of this house may yield additional information regarding the rich ethnic history of this historically Japanese/American and Italian/ American neighborhood.
This is a good local interpretation of the Queen Anne style. It has a hipped roof mass elaborated with gable projections to the east and to the north. Additionally a one story bay window projection wraps the northeast corner of the house. The inset corner porch has a pedimented entrance and is decorated with scrollwork as are are the gable peaks. Surface detail is obscured by asbestos siding. The second floor façade windows have been altered and the colonial shutters are not historic.

Detail for 811 20th AVE / Parcel ID 7128300060 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status: INV
Cladding(s): Shingle - Concrete/Asbestos Foundation(s): Unknown
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: one & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Ethnic Heritage
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Changes to Original Cladding: Extensive
Changes to Plan: Intact
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 811 20th AVE / Parcel ID 7128300060 / Inv #

Photo taken Jun 01, 1992
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