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Summary for 331 17th AVE / Parcel ID 4232401345 / Inv #

Historic Name: Ladley, H. D., Residence Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne - Shingle Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
Built By: Year Built: 1901
This gable front house was built in 1901, one of the earliest remaining houses in the vicinity. The earliest identified owner was H. D. Ladley, who purchased it in 1922 and owned it at least through the 1920s-30s. Although it is generally intact, especially considering its age, it has had some alterations. In 1951 it was covered with imitation brick. This has been removed and the original shingles and clapboard restored or replaced in kind; however, some of the details were lost, especially the leaded glass windows.
This house has a very tall front gable, with a shed dormer on each side. Cladding is clapboard, with wood shingles in the gable ends. The shingles flair out to form a pent roof across the bottom of the gable. The gable has a slightly projecting bay with two one-over-one windows with wide wood surrounds. The top of the gable has a one-over-one window with wide wood surrounds, with a small balcony with flat brackets and a wrought iron balustrade. The original window had leaded glass but was removed or covered over with the imitation brick. Other windows, which were leaded glass, were also replaced with one-over-one sash

Detail for 331 17th AVE / Parcel ID 4232401345 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Wood - Shake
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
King County Tax Assessor Records, ca. 1932-1972.
City of Seattle, Department of Planning and Development, Microfilm Records.

Photo collection for 331 17th AVE / Parcel ID 4232401345 / Inv #

Photo taken Sep 19, 2006

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