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Summary for 1120 16TH AVE / Parcel ID 7234600680 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1904
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.

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

The heavy Tuscan columns at the porch, the window banding, and the extensive use of shingles at the upper story give the structure a slight Shingle style flavor. The side gables have a unique double peak design.

This house was built in 1904 according to both the King County Property Record Card and the King County GIS Center Property Report. According to the King County GIS Center Property Report, the house was remodeled in 1984; however, the extent of the work undertaken at that time is not indicated.

Although the forms of the two structures differ, the details of this structure are similar to those of the house at 1124 16th Avenue, suggesting they were built or designed by the same person.

It appears the structure was built as a duplex but was converted to single family use between 1937 and the 1970s. The back of the structure has a somewhat irregular footprint, suggesting modifications. Two windows have been added to the front facing gable and the sashes of the existing center gable window have been replaced with a single twelve light fixed sash of somewhat larger overall dimensions. The Queen Anne style cottage windows opening onto the front porch have been replaced with more modern six over six double hung units. The house was clad with composition shakes for a period beginning in the 1950s; however, the structure appears to have been returned to a condition resembling its original appearance. Some porch details have been altered. The chimney has been altered.

A sign reading "ALI-BABA" has been hung from the porch entablature over the entry stairs.

Detail for 1120 16TH AVE / Parcel ID 7234600680 / Inv # 0

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

Photo collection for 1120 16TH AVE / Parcel ID 7234600680 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jun 17, 2008

Photo taken Jun 17, 2008

Photo taken Jun 17, 2008
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