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Summary for 988 21ST AVE / Parcel ID 7228501345 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne, Vernacular Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1902
This is a typical example of Queen Anne detailing applied to a vernacular structure utilizing one of the national folk housing typologies (specifically, the front gable type) popular throughout the country in the last half of the nineteenth century. The structure’s integrity has been compromised by the replacement of several windows and alterations to 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 concrete foundation, over a full basement. The rectangular plan is capped by a gable roof with minimal overhangs and enclosed soffits. The projecting and centered front porch is capped by a flat roof with eaves.

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

This house was built in 1902 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 in 1925; however, the extent of the work undertaken at that time is not indicated.

The attic and the basement both appear to have been remodeled. A roof window has been added. Several of the windows, particularly the band of windows in the the front gable, have been replaced with vinyl units, though the cottage windows at the main level of the front elevation appear to be original. The front door appears to have been replaced. The porch and entry stairs been altered. The original half height Tuscan columns and the solid, clapboard-clad railings on which they stood have been replaced with square wood post and simple wood baluster railings.

Detail for 988 21ST AVE / Parcel ID 7228501345 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat with Eaves, Gable Roof Material(s): Unknown, 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 Interior: Unknown
Changes to Windows: Moderate
Changes to Original Cladding: Moderate
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 988 21ST AVE / Parcel ID 7228501345 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jun 12, 2008
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