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Summary for 220 24TH AVE / Parcel ID 2779100095 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: American Foursquare, Queen Anne - Free Classic Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1904
This is an interesting example of American Foursquare design with details -- and a somewhat unusual and a wrap-around porch -- more reminsicent of Queen Anne - Free Classic architecture Despite a recent renovation, the structure appears to retain iits 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' however, Charles H. Berto appears to have owned the house when the structure was surveyed by the Assessor in 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, clapboard clad, wood frame single-family residence on a concrete and post and beam foundation, over a quarter basement. The porch appears to be built on a post and beam foundation.

The rectangular plan is capped by a hip roof with moderate overhangs and enclosed soffits. The wrap-around porch extends across the west and north elevations. Its hip roof is supported by Tuscan columns set on a solid, clapboard clad porch railing.

The windows and doors are characterized by patterns and details customarily associated with the Queen Anne style. The wrap-around porch also is a common feature of Queen Anne structures, although this component of the overall composition may not be entirely original. The Tuscan columns give the Queen Anne elements a Free Classic flavor.

The house was built in 1904. It was remodeled in 1926, according to the King County Property Record Card, and appears to have been renovated again quite recently. The structure features some new doors, and it appears several of the first floor windows have been replaced. The building appears much as it did when the building was surveyed by the Assessor in 1937, although there is some evidence to suggest that the porch, which extended at least across the full width of the west elevation in 1937, may have been expanded to wrap around the northwest corner of the structure and across the north elevation at some point after that date.

Detail for 220 24TH AVE / Parcel ID 2779100095 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured, Post & Pier
Roof Type(s): 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):
Changes to Windows: Moderate
Changes to Plan: Moderate
Changes to Original Cladding: Moderate
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 220 24TH AVE / Parcel ID 2779100095 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Nov 26, 2007
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