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Summary for 1419 37TH AVE / Parcel ID 7153200220 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne - Shingle Neighborhood: Madrona
Built By: Year Built: 1902
This is a an example of Shingle style design applied to a simple house type in a manner that anticipates later colonial revival work. The structure’s design integrity has been compromised by alterations and an addition at the back end.

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 19, 2008)

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

This is a one-and-a-half story, shingle clad, wood frame single-family residence on a concrete foundation, over a partial (40%) basement. The porch appears to be built on a post and beam foundation.

The essentially rectangular plan is capped by a gambrel roof with no overhangs at the gable ends and minimal overhangs with enclosed soffits at the eaves. The front gable is pented. A flat roofed entry porch extends toward the street at the northern half of the east elevation.

The windows and doors are characterized by patterns and details customarily associated with Queen Anne era housing or early colonial revival work. The regularly divided lights of the windows (mostly double-hung) and the Tuscan columns at the entry porch give the structure a slight free classic or colonial revival flavor. The extensive use of shingle siding, the gable end entry, the irregular window placement, and the slightly irregular form are suggestive of the Shingle style.

This house was built in 1902 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 in 1944; however, the extent of the work undertaken at that time is not indicated.

A large, very low slope shed roof addition has been added at the west (back) end of the house and the original back porch appears no longer to be extant. The addition appears to be recent; however, it fills most of the back yard in a manner which would not be allowed under current zoning, suggesting that the extension is actually older than it appears. The windows at the addition appear to be relatively new. The shingle siding at the addition also appears to be new.

Detail for 1419 37TH AVE / Parcel ID 7153200220 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured, Post & Pier
Roof Type(s): Flat with Eaves, Gambrel, Shed Roof Material(s): Unknown, 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: Moderate
Changes to Windows: Moderate
Changes to Original Cladding: Moderate
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 1419 37TH AVE / Parcel ID 7153200220 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jun 08, 2008

Photo taken Jun 08, 2008
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