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Summary for 2808 BROADWAY AVE / Parcel ID 1959701735 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: American Foursquare - Craftsman, American Foursquare - Prairie Neighborhood:
Built By: Year Built: 1906
This house exhibits an eclectic blending of Craftsman and Prairie design not unusual in the early years of the 20th Century. The structure’s design integrity has been slightly compromised by minor alteration to the front facade.

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.


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

King County GIS Center Property Report (; accessed July 29,2008)

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

The moderately pitched, hipped roof with wide unenclosed overhanging eaves, exposed rafter tails, and the square piers at the entry porch, in this case situated near the center of the south facing side elevation, are all features associated with the Craftsman style. The two story, four-square form, the asymmetrically located, one story bay, and the horizontal emphasis in the design of the façades are elements more commonly seen in Prairie style work. The engaged pier at the southwest corner, the arch over the largest of the front facing windows, and the dentil strip separating the first and second floors add a classical flavor to the essentially pre-modern composition.

The house was built in 1906 (King County Property Record Card; the King County GIS Center Property Report, accessed March 6, 2008). The house was remodeled in 1929 according to the King County Property Record Card. The windows at the front-facing bay appear to have been replaced, and an arbor-like element appears to have been removed from the top of the bay.

Detail for 2808 BROADWAY AVE / Parcel ID 1959701735 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat, Hip Roof Material(s): Unknown, 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
Changes to Plan: Slight
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 2808 BROADWAY AVE / Parcel ID 1959701735 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Oct 08, 2007
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