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Summary for 2036 S NORMAN ST S / Parcel ID 7128300270 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: American Foursquare Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1900
This is a slightly atypical example of early twentieth century architecture where Prairie style and Craftsman style elements have been applied to an American foursquare house. The structure’s design integrity has been compromised by the replacement of the siding and some detail changes at the porch and at the basement level.

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, cement/asbestos shingle 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 essentially rectangular plan is capped by a hip roof with moderate overhangs and enclosed soffits. The banded cottage windows and the doors are characterized by patterns and details customarily associated with early twentieth century styles including the Craftsman and Prairie styles. The original siding ("rustic" clapboard at the entry level and shingle siding with alternating wide and narrow exposure at the upper level) was typical of Craftsman work; the banding at the base, the second floor level and the cornice, the foursquare form, and the enclosed soffits are more typical of the Prairie style.

This house was built in 1918  according to the King County Property Record Card; however, the King County GIS Center Property Report indicates the structure was completed in 1900. According to the King County Property Record Card, the house was remodeled in 1930; however, the extent of the work undertaken at that time is not indicated.

The single story shed extension at the rear and the room over the entry porch are original or early additions. The basement appears to have been remodeled. The basement windows appear to have been replaced or altered. The porch detailing has been altered; metal porch roof supports have replaced the original porch posts. The original siding has been replaced or covered with cement/asbestos shingles.

Detail for 2036 S NORMAN ST S / Parcel ID 7128300270 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle - Concrete/Asbestos, Wood Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured, Post & Pier
Roof Type(s): Flat, Hip, Shed 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: Slight
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: Extensive
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 2036 S NORMAN ST S / Parcel ID 7128300270 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jun 02, 2008
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