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Summary for 933 26TH AVE / Parcel ID 5160700125 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1892
This is a fairly typical if relatively simple example of Queen Anne -- Spindlework architecture. The structure’s design integrity has been somewhat compromised by replacement of most of the windows, minor modifications to the east facing porch, and the change of roofing materials.

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 one-and-a-half story, clapboard and shingle clad, wood frame single-family residence on a brick and post and beam foundation, with no basement. The porches appears to be built on a post and beam foundations as well. The irregular plan is capped by a cross 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 turned posts supporting the hip roofed porch are a defining feature of Queen Anne -- Spindlework design.

This house was built in 1892 according to the King County Property Record Card. The
King County GIS Center Property Report indicates the structure was built in 1900; however, it is not capable of displaying construction dates prior to that year.

There appears to be an early addition at the rear. A flat but slightly canted roof has been added more recently at the southwest corner of the structure to protect a deck or carport. A small side porch has been removed, and the associated doorway filled, at the south elevation. Most of the windows appear to have been replaced with vinyl units.
Some light, wood filigree work has been removed from the bottom edge of the porch entablature. New porch railings, using turned elements that complement the original design of the building, have been added. The original roofing material has been replaced with standing seam metal roofing, and solar panels have been installed on the south facing slope of the roof. A gable vent has been added. The original brick chimney has been replaced with a metal chimney.

Detail for 933 26TH AVE / Parcel ID 5160700125 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Brick, Post & Pier
Roof Type(s): Flat, Gable, Hip Roof Material(s): Metal - Standing Seam, Unknown
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Irregular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
Changes to Windows: Extensive
Changes to Plan: Moderate
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 933 26TH AVE / Parcel ID 5160700125 / Inv # 0

Photo taken May 26, 2008

Photo taken May 26, 2008
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