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Summary for 727 19TH AVE / Parcel ID 2254502255 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1904
This is a good example of the Spindlework version of Queen Anne architecture exhibiting a fairly high degree of design integrity.

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 Seattleā€™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. The structure appears to have been owned by George D. Paquette from about 1932 until at least 1937.


King County GIS Center Property Report (; accessed July 12, 2008)

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

This is a two story, shingle and drop siding clad, wood frame duplex on what appears to be a concrete foundation (the King County Property Record Card indicates that the structure is built on a brick foundation). The structure has a partial (35%) basement.

The irregular plan, the steep, hipped main roof with intersecting cross gables, and the relatively limited overhangs with enclosed soffits are all features typically associated with the Queen Anne style. The two-story cutaway bay under the bracket-supported gable at the street facade is a common Queen Anne design element, and the tall double hung windows are characterized by patterns and details also customarily associated with that style. The turned columns and spindlework frieze at the projecting front porch (situated at the southeast corner of the duplex) identify the structure as an example of the Spindlework mode of Queen Anne work.

This structure was built in 1903 according to the King County GIS Center Property Report and in 1904 according to the King County Property Record Card. The south elevation appears to have been modified; at least one new window appears to have been added there. The back end of the house also appears to have been modified; however, these changes (including both additions and deletions) may have been completed fairly early in the life of the structure and, in any case, are difficult to observe from the public right-of-way. The street facade appears much as it did when the structure was surveyed by the Assessor in 1937. The building has functioned as a duplex since that time, if not from the date of its initial construction.

Detail for 727 19TH AVE / Parcel ID 2254502255 / Inv # 0

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

Photo collection for 727 19TH AVE / Parcel ID 2254502255 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Nov 25, 2007
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