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Summary for 816 23rd AVE / Parcel ID 9126102035 / Inv #

Historic Name: Unknown Common Name:
Style: Vernacular Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1890
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 five (816-828 23rd Avenue) excellent examples of vernacular residential architecture interpreted in the popular style of the day. These houses are simple vernacular forms decorated in Queen Anne and Eastlake motifs. This block was not mapped on the 1893 Sanborn Map but these houses appear in a row of eight identical houses on the 1904-1905 Sanborn Maps. Property acquired by Frank Dunn in 1919. See Seattle Landmarks file for additional information.
This house is a traditional one and 1/2 story gable front form with cross gable to the north. The cross gable creates a shallow L which provides a side entrance porch sheltered by the extended eave of the roof. The house is embellished by handsome applied sawnwork, vertical siding, gable trim and decorative windows frames characteristic of the Queen Anne and Eastlake styles. The porch is supported by turned posts and has decorative spindlework.

Detail for 816 23rd AVE / Parcel ID 9126102035 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status: INV
Cladding(s): Vertical - Boards, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Unknown
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References
Sanborn (Insurance) Map Company, Seattle, Washington.
King County Tax Assessor Rolls (1892-1910), Washington State Archives

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