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Summary for 1426 21ST AVE / Parcel ID 7228501040 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1904
This is a example of Queen Anne architecture; the structure’s integrity has been somewhat compromised by alterations at the entry porch.

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. The structure is located in a portion of the Central Area also known as the East Madison district.

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 and shingle clad, wood frame single-family residence on a brick foundation, over a full basement. The porch appears to be built on a post and pier foundation. The rectangular plan is capped by a gable roof with moderate overhangs and enclosed soffits. there is a sizable hip roof dormer at the north elevation.

The windows and doors are characterized by patterns and details customarily associated with the Queen Anne style.

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

There is an early addition at the back end of the house. The entry porch was being rebuilt when the structure was surveyed in 2008. It appears hat some of the windows have been recently refurbished.
The entry door may have been replaced. It is likely the cladding has been patched and the detailing at the entry door has been altered so the heads of the door and the adjacent window no longer align.

Based on the
King County GIS Center Property Report, it appears a modest single story dwelling, identified by the Assessor at the site in 1937 (addressed as 1426-1/2 21st Avenue) is still extant and is the residence of the property owner. This structure was apparently also built in 1904 but was not noticed by the present surveyor and its position relative to the main house and its condition were not determined.

Detail for 1426 21ST AVE / Parcel ID 7228501040 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Brick, Post & Pier
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: Slight
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 1426 21ST AVE / Parcel ID 7228501040 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jun 11, 2008
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