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Summary for 427 30TH AVE / Parcel ID 6841700050 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne - Free Classic, Queen Anne - Shingle Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1904
This is a example of Queen Anne architecture with both Shingle style and Free Classic elements. The structure exhibits good design integrity despite modification or replacement of several of the windows, minor alterations to the dormer and porch details, and the addition of a deck over the terrace garage at the back of the 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 one-and-a-half story, clapboard and shingle clad, wood frame single-family residence on a concrete foundation, over a partial (67%) basement. The rectangular plan is capped by a gable roof with a hip roof dormer, minimal overhangs at the side gables, moderate overhangs elsewhere, and enclosed soffits. The windows and doors are characterized by patterns and details customarily associated with Queen Anne design. The siding pattern and the detailing at the side gables is typical of the Shingle style. The Tuscan columns at the full width recessed entry porch are Free Classic elements.The "porch" and partial height Tuscan columns at the front end of the front facing dormer gives the dormer a classical, slightly roman look.

This house was built in 1904 according to the King County Property Record Card and the King County GIS Center Property Report. According to the King County Property Record Card, the house was remodeled prior to 1937; however, the date of the work and the extent of the work undertaken are not indicated.

A deck has been added over the terrace garage at the back of the structure. Most of the windows appear to have been altered or replaced, some in-kind. Latticework that once enclosed the recessed front porch has been removed. The railing at the front facing dormer has been altered and railings have been added at the entry stairs.

Detail for 427 30TH AVE / Parcel ID 6841700050 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
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: one & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Plan: Slight
Changes to Windows: Extensive
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 427 30TH AVE / Parcel ID 6841700050 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jun 01, 2008

Photo taken Jun 01, 2008
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