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Summary for 815 20TH AVE / Parcel ID 7128300065 / Inv # 0

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 house is an eccentric variation of the traditional gable front vernacular house type. It has a front facing gambrel roof with an offset gambrel projection to the front. The second level is covered in wooden shingles as is the inset corner porch. A decorative oval window is located above the porch but the most unusual feature of the house is the triangular 'eyebrow' in each gambrel peak.

Detail for 815 20TH AVE / Parcel ID 7128300065 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status: INV
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood Foundation(s): Unknown
Roof Type(s): Gambrel 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, Ethnic Heritage
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Moderate
Changes to Original Cladding: 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 815 20TH AVE / Parcel ID 7128300065 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jun 01, 1992
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