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Summary for 719 34TH AVE / Parcel ID 0342000245 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: American Foursquare - Craftsman, Queen Anne - Free Classic Neighborhood: Madrona
Built By: Year Built: 1905
This is an interesting, but eclectic, example of the transition from the late Queen Anne style to early Craftsman style domestic architecture; the structure’s design integrity has been significantly compromised by removal and replacement of the original entry porch.

This is one of approximately 2,200 houses built in 1906 or before that survives in Seattle’s core residential neighborhoods, including the Central Area, Eastlake, First Hill, Leschi, Madison Park, Madrona, and North Capitol Hill.

A complete permit history and record of ownership and occupation have not yet been prepared for this property; however, Provident Savings  & Loan Assocaiation appears to have owned the house by at least 1940; it was purchased by Larry B. Mills and his wife that year. At some point, Edward L. Feldman became the owner; however, the house passed into a trust in 1999. April L. Goettle acquired the house from Fred Shoen in 2004.


King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972) Washington State Archives

King County GIS Center Property Report (; accessed 7/29/08)

This is a one-and-a-half story, clapboard clad, wood frame single-family residence on a concrete foundation, over a full basement.

This house exhibits transitional styling that includes elements of Queen Ann and Craftsman design.

The south side bay window, the simple door and window surrounds, the entry level windows consisting of a shallow rectangular component with a regular pattern of divided lights over a much larger undivided pane, and the use of tall double-hung windows with undivided upper and lower sash of equal size, are typical elements of the Queen Anne style.

The existing non-historic porch is the result of a significant recent modification. The original full width, single story, hip roofed porch featured classical columns extending its full height and a simple classical porch railing, details associated with the “free classic” variant of the Queen Anne style.

The moderate pitch of the hipped roof and the wide unenclosed overhangs with exposed rafters are details more often associated with Craftsman style structures, although the complex combination of intersecting cross gables and multi-level eaves lend the house a slight of Shingle style feel.

The house was built in 1905 (King County Property Record Card; King County GIS Center Property Report, accessed July 29, 2008). The King County Property Record Card suggests that the house was remodeled in 1924, although the original full width porch survived until at least 1937. A new furnace was installed in 1938.

Detail for 719 34TH AVE / Parcel ID 0342000245 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured, Post & Pier
Roof Type(s): Hip Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Plan: Moderate
Changes to Original Cladding: Moderate
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Changes to Windows: Intact
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Photo collection for 719 34TH AVE / Parcel ID 0342000245 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Oct 22, 2007
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