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Summary for 212 21st AVE / Parcel ID 9826701380 / Inv #

Historic Name: Unknown Common Name:
Style: American Foursquare Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1902
 
Significance
This house embodies the distinctive characteristics of an American Foursquare. It is important because it enhances our knowledge of vernacular architecture and residential development in Seattle and because it and its setting contribute to the historic streetscape. This house and its companion apartment building (214-216 21st Avenue) are also important for the information they offer regarding early 20th century multifamily housing. This house appears on the 1904-1905 Sanborn. David Dow owned this house and the adjoining apartment building early in the century.
 
Appearance
This classic American Foursquare is 26' x 32'. It is frame construction with clapboard siding. The fa├žade was stuccoed sometime after 1937. This house has a low hipped roof with hipped roof dormer. The full width front porch is supported by slender classical columns. Balustrade is composed of square spindles.

Detail for 212 21st AVE / Parcel ID 9826701380 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status: INV
Cladding(s): Stucco, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Unknown
Roof Type(s): Hip Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Multiple Family Plan: Square
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Integrity
Changes to Original Cladding: Moderate
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Changes to Windows: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References
Sanborn (Insurance) Map Company, Seattle, Washington.
King County Tax Assessor Rolls (1892-1910), Washington State Archives

Photo collection for 212 21st AVE / Parcel ID 9826701380 / Inv #


Photo taken Aug 01, 1979

Photo taken Aug 01, 1979

Photo taken Aug 01, 1991
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