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Summary for 958 21ST AVE / Parcel ID 7228501300 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne - Shingle Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1905
This is an example of Queen Anne and Shingle style detailing applied to a simple, almost vernacular house form. The structure’s design integrity has been compromised by extensive and unsympathetic alterations to the cladding.

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 house was built in 1905 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 1916; however, the extent of the work undertaken at that time is not indicated.

The windows and doors are characterized by patterns and details customarily associated with Queen Anne design. The original flush, shingle clad gables and the curved walls flanking the gable window recesses were signature features of the shingle style, although applied to a simple side gable house form in this particular case. The Tuscan column at the porch gives the structure and the original deep frieze at the front eaves and side wall gable overhangs would have given the original structure a slight Free Classic flavor.

The cladding system has been significantly altered. The original wood clapboard and shingle siding was replaced or covered with "brick veneer" composition siding in the 1950s. More recently, the earlier cladding has been replaced or covered with metal siding. Much of the original trim work is no longer visible. The entry steps at the front porch have been rebuilt and the clapboard clad stairway sidewalls have been removed and replaced with metal railings.

Detail for 958 21ST AVE / Parcel ID 7228501300 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Metal - Aluminum Siding, Wood Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
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: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Changes to Original Cladding: Extensive
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 958 21ST AVE / Parcel ID 7228501300 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jun 12, 2008
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