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Summary for 924 13TH AVE / Parcel ID 2254501070 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne, Queen Anne - Free Classic Neighborhood: First Hill
Built By: Year Built: 1902
This is a good example of Queen Anne - Free Classic design, although the structure’s design integrity has been slightly compromised by minor alterations to the detailing.

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 a complete record of ownership and occupation have not yet been prepared for this property; however,
Martin Bartell appears to have owned the house when it was surveyed by the King County Assessor in 1937.


King County GIS Center Property Report (; accessed July 22, 2008)

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

This is a two story, drop siding clad, wood frame duplex on a concrete foundation, over a half basement. The porch appears to have been built on a post and beam foundation.

The essentially rectangular plan is capped by a hip roof. A front facing gable with pent marks the top of a  front projecting element of the plan which forms the backdrop for the front facing, single story, hip roofed porch. The flat soffits are enclosed.

The high hipped roof with lower intersecting gable, the front facing second story bay, and the numerous cottage style, double hung windows with muntins forming tall peaked rectangles, diamonds and inverted triangles in the upper sash are all typical features of Queen Anne design. The Tuscan columns at the porch are a defining characteristic of the Free Classic mode of Queen Anne work. A balustrade has been removed from the peak of the porch roof, the frieze has been simplified by removal of the dentil strip, and the corner boards look less like engaged pilasters than they did when the house was surveyed by the King County Assessor in 1937. The use of vertical boards to break up the siding, and the bracketing at the facia of the porch roof and at the front facing windows are reminiscent of the Stick style.

Detail for 924 13TH AVE / Parcel ID 2254501070 / Inv # 0

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

Photo collection for 924 13TH AVE / Parcel ID 2254501070 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Nov 21, 2007
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