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Summary for 702 18TH AVE / Parcel ID 2257500010 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: American Foursquare, Queen Anne Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1900
This is an interesting simple example of Queen Anne architecture with some Shingle style, Craftsman and Prairie characteristics The structure exhibits a relatively high degree of integrity despite an early addition and mid-20th Century changes to the cladding.

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; however, the house appears to have been owned by Eugene Chilberg in 1937. The current owner acquired an interest in the property prior to 1995.


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

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 clad, wood frame single-family residence on a partially concrete and partially wood post and concrete block foundation, over a quarter basement. The porch also appears to be built on a wood post and concrete block foundation.

The essentially rectangular plan is capped by a hip roof (although a shed roofed, one story addition makes up a significant portion of the east end of the structure). Both the hip and the shed roofs have limited overhangs, and enclosed soffits.

The windows and doors are characterized by patterns and details customarily associated with Queen Anne design. The obvious corner tower is another feature of the structure closely identified with the Queen Anne style.
The uninterrupted shingle siding suggests the Shingle style variant of Queen Anne; the square, built-up wood piers standing atop the porch rail at the asymmetrically placed front porch suggest emerging Craftsman or Prairie sensibilities, or perhaps a late version of American Foursquare design.

This house was built in 1901
according to the King County GIS Center Property Reports (accessed February 29, 2008 and July 12, 2008); however, according to the King County Property Record Card, the structure was built in 1900 and remodeled in 1920. The extent of the alteration undertaken in 1920 are not known; however, there does appear to be a relatively early addition at the east side of the structure. Substantial interior changes may have been necessary at the time of this early modification.

Although the building's cladding was replaced or covered with composition brick veneer in the late 1950s, the structure has more recently been returned to its original appearance.

An original small garage was replaced by a somewhat larger terrace garage at some point after 1937; however, the present condition of the latter structure is not known.

Detail for 702 18TH AVE / Parcel ID 2257500010 / Inv # 0

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

Photo collection for 702 18TH AVE / Parcel ID 2257500010 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Nov 26, 2007
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