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Summary for 4014 E PROSPECT ST E / Parcel ID 5317100100 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne - Shingle Neighborhood:
Built By: Year Built: 1902
This is a unique example of Shingle style architecture with residual Stick style elements that anticipates later Tudor revival work and incorporates some window and siding details at the first floor level (and a symmetrical organization) somewhat evocative of colonial revival design. The structure exhibits a high degree of design integrity despite a minor addition.

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-and-a-half story, clapboard, shingle -and stucco clad, wood frame single-family residence on a concrete foundation, over a three-quarter basement. According to the King County Property Record Card, the porch is built on a post and beam foundation.

The rectangular plan is capped by a gable roof with minimal to moderate overhangs and enclosed soffits, Three hipped roof dormers sit on the south slope of the roof, and a gable roofed entry porch projects from the center of the south (street) elevation

The windows and doors are characterized by patterns and details customarily associated with a variety of styles and include Tudor style casements, and colonial revival style 8/8 double hung units. The classification of the house as an example the Shingle style is suggested by the canted walls of the shingle-clad dormers, the use of shingles at the projecting upper portions of the gables, the large roof (which is not quite steep enough to be typical of Tudor Revival design), and the general muscularity of the design. However, the house is, in fact, a very eclectic composition with residual Stick style elements and a symmetrical organization atypical of Queen Anne period structures.

This house was built in 1902.

According to the King County Property Record Card, the structure was remodeled in 1925; however, the extent of the work undertaken at that time is not indicated. A carport was added at the west end of the building, probably about 1958.

Detail for 4014 E PROSPECT ST E / Parcel ID 5317100100 / Inv # 0

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

Photo collection for 4014 E PROSPECT ST E / Parcel ID 5317100100 / Inv # 0

Photo taken May 26, 2008

Photo taken May 26, 2008
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