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Summary for 2902 E REPUBLICAN ST E / Parcel ID 5016000055 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne, Vernacular Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1890
This is a good vernacular example of Queen Anne architecture exhibiting a high degree of design integrity despite alterations to the porch detailing and modifications to the window casings.

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, J. Ross and spouse appear to have owned the structure from about 1934 until at least 1937.


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 story, drop siding and vertical board siding clad, wood frame single-family residence on a concrete foundation, over a full basement. The porches appear to be built on a post and beam foundations.

The essentially rectangular plan is capped by a hip roof with minimal overhangs, and enclosed soffits.

This house was built in 1890 according to the King County Property Record Card (1906 according to
King County GIS Center Property Report; accessed August 18, 2008).

The back porch was enclosed by the time the Assessor first surveyed the structure in 1937. The concrete foundation, and the resulting full basement, appear to have been added about 1955. The window casings have been altered by removal of the crown moldings and the addition of a skirt below the sills (an atypical exterior detail for houses built in the 20th century). It appears a sheet material manufactured to resemble brick veneer was installed over the original siding about 1955; however, the cladding system has since been returned to a condition closely resembling its initial configuration. The original porch stair railing has been replaced with a similar design meeting modern code requirements. Stout rectangular columns have replaced the slender paired posts that originally supported the outside corners of the projecting porch roof.

Detail for 2902 E REPUBLICAN ST E / Parcel ID 5016000055 / Inv # 0

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

Photo collection for 2902 E REPUBLICAN ST E / Parcel ID 5016000055 / Inv # 0

Photo taken May 24, 2008
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