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Summary for 2622 FRANKLIN AVE / Parcel ID 1959700205 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name: Steinbrueck Residence
Style: Queen Anne Neighborhood: Eastlake
Built By: Year Built: 1893
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
This house is a City of Seattle Designated Landmark. It is an interesting example of Queen Anne architecture possessing a high degree of design integrity and featuring a unique curved, wrap-around porch.

This is one of approximately 2,200 houses that are still extant out of more than 5,000 that were built by the end of 1906 in Seattle’s Central Area, Eastlake, First Hill, Leschi, Madison Park, Madrona, and North Capitol Hill neighborhoods.

A complete permit history and record of ownership and occupation have not yet been prepared for this property; however, it appears this house was once the home of Seattle architect and preservationist Victor Steinbrueck and is still owned by his widow, Marjorie Nelson.


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

King County Assessor Property Characteristics Report (; accessed October 1,2007)

This is a two story, shingle and drop siding clad wood frame single family residence on a concrete foundation over a partial basement (the porch appears to be supported by a post and beam foundation). The steeply sloped main roof of the house with its front facing decorated gable, the hip-roofed, two story wing projecting towards the street with its curved (and apparently symmetrical) warp around porch featuring tuned posts and spindle work, the enclosed soffits, and the small tower with pyramidal roof at the north side of the structure are all features customarily associated with the “spindlework” variant of Queen Anne design. The shingle clad sloping surface at the top of the porch appears to function both as a partial roof and balcony rail. The topography of the site and the landscaping make the sides of the house difficult to see.

The house was built in 1893 (King County Property Record Card; note, however, that the King County Assessor Property Characteristics Report, accessed 10/1/07, gives the date as 1901). The Property Record Card suggests that the structure was remodeled at some point with the construction of a one-story addition at the back of the house. The central porch window appears to have been replaced in kind, and some storm windows appear to have been added.

Detail for 2622 FRANKLIN AVE / Parcel ID 1959700205 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood, Wood - Drop siding Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable, Hip, Pyramidal Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Irregular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Plan: Moderate
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 2622 FRANKLIN AVE / Parcel ID 1959700205 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Sep 30, 2007
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