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Summary for 1603 39TH AVE / Parcel ID / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne - Free Classic Neighborhood:
Built By: Year Built: 1905
This is a simple example of the “free classic” variant of the Queen Anne style, although the structure’s design integrity has been somewhat compromised by alterations.

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 March 6, 2008)

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

The moderately steep slope of the roof, the simple side gabled form, the enclosed soffits with modillions suggest a simple Queen Anne style or Colonial Revival design. It appears some of the windows may have been replaced in kind

The house was built in 1905 (King County Property Record Card; King County GIS Center Property Report, accessed March 6, 2008). The King County GIS Center Property Report indicates that the house was renovated in 2004.

This house is also addressed as 3816 E Garfield, which corresponds with the point of access at the south elevation along Garfield Street. Although the basic form of the house has not changed, its apparent orientation with respect to the street grid has been altered. The structure is difficult to see due to a tall hedge that extends along the street frontages of the property.

Detail for 1603 39TH AVE / Parcel ID / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat, Gable, Hip Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
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 1603 39TH AVE / Parcel ID / Inv # 0

Photo taken Oct 08, 2007
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