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Summary for 821 30TH AVE / Parcel ID 3814400045 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne - Free Classic Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1904
This is a typical example of late, small scale Queen Anne - Free Classic architecture with a fairly high degree of design integrity despite some modifications to the fenestration pattern and replacement of most of the original wood window sashes with aluminum or vinyl sashes.

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.

The houses at 817, 821 and 825 30th Avenue appear to have been built as a group by a single contractor and appear to have been built on similar floor plans. The houses are situated in a plat known as Kelsey's 1st Addition, located at the northeast corner of Henry Yesler's donation land claim.

A complete permit history, and a complete record of ownership and occupation have not yet been prepared for this property; however, thehouse appears to have been owned by Leo E. Haigh and his wife by 1939. The property was bought by Frederick D. Stills and his wife in 1959. The current owners purchased the house from James G. and Peggy Kirk in 1991.


King County GIS Center Property Report (; accessed August 18, 2008)

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

This is a one-and-a-half story, clapboard clad, wood frame single-family residence on a concrete foundation, over a full basement. The rectangular plan is capped by a gable roof with moderate overhangs and enclosed soffits.

The windows and doors are characterized by patterns and details customarily associated with Queen Anne design. The steep slope of the roof and the pent enclosed gables are also typical of that style. The simple built-up friezes at the eaves and overhangs and the Tuscan column at the outside corner of the recessed front porch are Free - Classic design elements.

This house was built in 1904. The original double-hung window lighting the ground floor at the front of the house has been replaced with a much larger picture window. Most of the sashes at the other original openings have been replaced with vinyl or aluminum sashes. An octagonal gable vent has been added at the front facing gable.

Detail for 821 30TH AVE / Parcel ID 3814400045 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Extensive
Changes to Original Cladding: Extensive
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 821 30TH AVE / Parcel ID 3814400045 / Inv # 0

Photo taken May 18, 2008
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