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Summary for 2311 E SPRING ST E / Parcel ID 7228500195 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne - Free Classic Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1904
This is an example of vernacular design incorporating elements of Queen Anne -- Free Classic architecture to serve a multi family (duplex) use. The hip roof gives the structure a slight foursquare flavor, though the building appears to be laid out in a stacked rectangular bungalow scheme. The structure’s integrity has been somewhat compromised by replacement of several windows and some minor alterations to the cladding system.

This is one of approximately 2,200 residential structures 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 two-and-a-half story, clapboard and shingle clad, wood frame duplex on a concrete foundation, over a partial (32%) basement. The rectangular plan is capped by a hip roof with minimal overhangs and enclosed soffits.The windows and doors are characterized by patterns and details customarily associated with the Queen Anne style. The Tuscan columns at the entry and the dentil strips incorporated in the banding give the structure a slight Queen Anne -- Free Classic flavor.

The two units are separately addressed as 2311 and 2309 East Spring Street.

This structure was built in 1904 according to both the King County Property Record Card and the King County GIS Center Property Report.

There appears to be a deck addition at the rear. Most of the original windows appear to have been replaced with vinyl units. The King County Property Record Card suggests that the structure was sided with asbestos shakes for a time between 1937 and the present; however, the cladding system seems to have since been returned to something closely resembling its original appearance.
The dentil strip that once crowned the frieze appears to have been altered. Metal railings have been added at the entry stairs.

Detail for 2311 E SPRING ST E / Parcel ID 7228500195 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Hip Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Multiple Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Plan: Slight
Changes to Windows: Extensive
Changes to Original Cladding: Moderate
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 2311 E SPRING ST E / Parcel ID 7228500195 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jun 10, 2008
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