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Summary for 1612 23RD AVE / Parcel ID 7228500045 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne - Free Classic Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1904
This is a typical example of Queen Anne - Free Classic architecture exhibiting a high degree of integrity despite some minor alterations at the rear and at the south elevation.

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 Seattleā€™s Central Area, Eastlake, First Hill, Leschi, Madison Park, Madrona, and North Capitol Hill neighborhoods. The structure is located in a portion of the Central Area also sometimes called the East Madison district.

This structure was surveyed for the City in 1991 (see separate database entry).

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 clad, wood frame single-family residence on a concrete foundation, over a full basement. The porch appears to be built on a post and pier foundation.

The essentially rectangular plan, made irregular by a wrap around porch is capped by a hip roof with cross gables with moderate overhangs and enclosed soffits. The gables are pented. A hip roof protects the porch; a pediment marks the porch entry.

The windows and doors are characterized by patterns and details customarily associated with Queen Anne period architecture. The hipped main roof with cross gables, the cutaway window bays, and the wrap-around porch are identifying features of the Queen Anne style. The Tuscan columns supporting the porch roof and the deep frieze are free classic elements.

This house was built in 1904 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 1925; however, the extent of the work undertaken at that time is not indicated.

There appears to be an early single story addition and a more recent deck addition at the rear of the structure. There may have been some minor window modifications and some incidental patching of the cladding at the south elevation. The prominent chimney has been altered.

Detail for 1612 23RD AVE / Parcel ID 7228500045 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Vertical - Boards, Wood, Wood - Clapboard, Wood - T1-11 Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured, Post & Pier
Roof Type(s): Gable, Hip Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Irregular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s):
Changes to Plan: Slight
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 1612 23RD AVE / Parcel ID 7228500045 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jun 11, 2008

Photo taken Jun 11, 2008
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