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Summary for 916 25TH AVE / Parcel ID 7217401205 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: American Foursquare Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1900
This is a fairly typical example of American foursquare architecture. The structure’s integrity has been compromised by replacement of some windows and all of the siding, and by modifications to some of the details. The single story addition at the back is typical for a structure of this style and age.

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

The windows and doors are characterized by patterns and details customarily associated with simple Queen Anne era and early twentieth century work.

This house was built in 1900 according to both 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; however, the extent of the work undertaken and the date of the work is not indicated.

A large single story addition was attached to the back side of the structure at an early date (certainly prior to 1937). The King County Property Record Card suggests that some portion of the foundation was dug out and the post and pier foundation system replaced by a concrete block foundation. Some of the windows have been replaced. Clapboard siding appears to have replaced the original drop siding, or has been installed over it. The turned corner post at the inset entry entry porch has been replaced by a solid wood post and the casing details at the porch opening have been simplified. The window casings have been replaced. The brick chimney has been removed. A relatively new stove pipe chimney has been added at the single story addition.

Detail for 916 25TH AVE / Parcel ID 7217401205 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Block, Post & Pier
Roof Type(s): Gable, Hip, Shed Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: L-Shape
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Plan: Moderate
Changes to Windows: Moderate
Changes to Original Cladding: Extensive
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 916 25TH AVE / Parcel ID 7217401205 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jun 10, 2008
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