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Summary for 733 25TH AVE / Parcel ID 6362900040 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne - Cottage, Queen Anne - Stick Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1890
 
Significance
This is a fairly typical example of Queen Anne -- Cottage architecture with residual elements of the Stick style. The structure’s design integrity has been compromised replacement of most of the windows and by alterations at the porches.

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.

This structure was surveyed for the City by Marilyn Sullivan in 1992 (see separate database entry).

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

BIBLIOGRAPHY

King County GIS Center Property Report (http://www5.kingcounty.gov/kcgisreports/property_report.aspx; accessed August 18, 2008)

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


 
Appearance
This house was built in 1890 according to the King County Property Record Card. The King County GIS Center Property Report indicates that house was built in 1900; however, that source cannot record a date of construction earlier than 1900. This property was assigned a construction date of 1895 when it was surveyed by Marilyn Sullivan in 1992.

The entry stairs have been moved from he north side of the porch to the east and have been enclosed by new brick side walls. The heavy turned posts that once supported the entry porch roof have been replaced by much simpler rectangular posts, and the original decorative bracketing at the porch has been removed.
The back porch, at the northwest corner of the structure, has also been modified, although less significantly than the entry porch. Most of the original windows have been replaced with aluminum units. The vertical board siding that originally clad the base of the house has been replaced by a flat surface material, and the original narrow water table at first floor level has been replaced by a wider, built up water table. The roof soffits appear to have been replaced and the fascia detail is slightly altered.

The original hybrid foundation system, which appears to have combined post and beam with concrete masonry units, appears to have been modified with the addition of additional concrete block walls in some areas.

Detail for 733 25TH AVE / Parcel ID 6362900040 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood, Wood - Drop siding Foundation(s): Concrete - Block
Roof Type(s): Gable, Hip, Shed 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
Integrity
Changes to Plan: Slight
Changes to Windows: Extensive
Changes to Original Cladding: Moderate
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 733 25TH AVE / Parcel ID 6362900040 / Inv # 0


Photo taken May 29, 2008

Photo taken May 29, 2008
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