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Summary for 2828 BROADWAY AVE / Parcel ID 1959701715 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Other Neighborhood:
Built By: Year Built: 1902
 
Significance
This is a comparatively rare example (in Seattle) of Neoclassical architecture that appears to have retained a high degree of integrity since at least 1920, despite having been converted to a duplex in the intervening years.

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.

Bibliography

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

King County Assessor Property Characteristics Report (http://www5.metrokc.gov/reports/property_report.asp; accessed October 1, 2007)

 
Appearance
This is a two-and-a-half story, clapboard clad, wood frame duplex on a concrete foundation, over a full basement. The symmetrical and axially placed, full height porch with classical pediment and full height Corinthian columns is the defining element of this Neoclassical structure, The extension of the porch entablature around the entire body of the structure, the low slope of the roof, the boxed eaves with dentils are additional elements customarily associated with Neoclassical design.

A flat roofed addition of unknown but early date is located at the northwest corner of the structure. Some windows appear to have been replaced with aluminum sash.

The house was built in 1902, according to the King County Assessor Property Characteristics Report (accessed October 1,2007); however, the King County Property Record Card indicates the structure was built in 1909 and remodeled in 1920. The King County Property Record Card hints that the building was converted from a single-family residence to a duplex at some point, probably after 1937.


Detail for 2828 BROADWAY AVE / Parcel ID 1959701715 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured, Post & Pier
Roof Type(s): Barrel Vault, Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Irregular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Integrity
Changes to Plan: Slight
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 2828 BROADWAY AVE / Parcel ID 1959701715 / Inv # 0


Photo taken Oct 08, 2007

Photo taken Oct 08, 2007
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