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Summary for 1432 25TH AVE / Parcel ID 7217400235 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Vernacular Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1890
This is a example of a simple Queen Anne design made in to an nondescript vernacular structure by a series of modifications. The structure’s design integrity has been significantly compromised by the removal and/or incorporation of the original wrap-around porch, the modification of several window openings, and the loss of distinctive wood detailing.

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, clapboard clad, wood frame single-family residence on a concrete foundation, over a full basement. The enclosed porch also appears to be built on a concrete foundation. The rectangular plan is capped by a gable roof with minimal overhangs, and enclosed soffits.

The windows and doors are characterized by patterns and details customarily associated with a mix of styles including several that were popular in the early twentieth century.

This house was built in 1890 according to the King County Property Record Card (the King County GIS Center Property Report indicates that the structure was built in 1900; however, the database from which this information is drawn cannot record a construction date earlier than 1900).
According to the King County Property Record Card, the house was remodeled; however, the extent of the work undertaken and the date of the work not indicated.

The structure had been brought to its present form by 1945. By that date, the extensive wrap around porch that once stood at the northwest corner had been partially removed and partially incorporated into the present structure. The roof profile has been altered by removal of the shed roof over the back third of the original house and the extension of the remaining roof to cover the back end of the structure. The roof has been extended over the former porch at the front end of the structure as well. Several window openings have been altered and new windows have been installed at the perimeter of the original structure where that is still exposed to the weather, and at the newly enclosed portions of the porch as well. Decorative woodwork once visible in the peaks of the main gables has been removed. The original "rustic" siding has been replaced by or covered with clapboard siding.

Detail for 1432 25TH AVE / Parcel ID 7217400235 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): 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: Extensive
Changes to Windows: Extensive
Changes to Original Cladding: Extensive
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 1432 25TH AVE / Parcel ID 7217400235 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jun 08, 2008

Photo taken Jun 08, 2008
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