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Summary for 930 24TH AVE / Parcel ID 5160700030 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: American Foursquare, Italian - Italianate, Queen Anne Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1893
This is an example of vernacular architecture incorporating Queen Anne and Italianate detailing. The structure’s design integrity has been compromised by alterations, primarily the replacement of the original hip roof at the front of the house with a gable structure.

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.

A complete permit history, and a complete record of ownership and occupation have not yet been prepared for this property.


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

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

This is a two story, shingle and drop siding clad, wood frame single-family residence on a concrete foundation, over a full basement. The porch appears to be built on a post and beam foundation.

The rectangular plan is capped by a gable roof with moderate overhangs and enclosed soffits with decorative bracketing. The roof of the single story extension at the back of the house may be hipped.

The structure appears to have a foursquare plan and vernacular facades. In general, the double hung windows are placed individually in the Queen Anne manner. The remaining bracketing at the eaves of the roof gives the structure a slight Italianate flavor.

This house was built in 1893 according to the King County Property Record Card; however, the
King County GIS Center Property Report indicates the structure was built in 1900.

The relatively large single story extension at the back of the house was apparently added at an early date and the photograph attached to the King County Property Record Card suggests that it was remodeled at least once prior to 1937. It has since been modified again. The configuration of the roof at the original two story portion of the structure appears to have been altered fairly recently; a new gable end has replaced the hip that faced the street in 1937.  The original Queen Anne style half glazed entry door has been replaced with a six panel door. Several of the windows appear to have been replaced with aluminum units that mimic the function and appearance of the original windows. The brackets that decorated the eaves of the hip roof at the original west elevation have been removed. The facia associated with the hip roof at the back end addition appears to have been altered. The canted pedestals at the bases of the four wood piers supporting the porch roof have been altered. The entry stairs have been rebuilt and are now narrower than they were in 1937. The porch railings have been rebuilt and the design significantly altered at the entry steps.

Detail for 930 24TH AVE / Parcel ID 5160700030 / Inv # 0

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

Photo collection for 930 24TH AVE / Parcel ID 5160700030 / Inv # 0

Photo taken May 26, 2008

Photo taken May 26, 2008
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