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Summary for 1126 17TH AVE / Parcel ID 7234600875 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Vernacular Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1902
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

This is a vernacular structure with some applied Queen Anne detailing. The original porch had a distinctive early twentieth century Craftsman look until modified. The heavy box modillions seem to anticipate the later use of exposed roof structure in Craftsman style houses.

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 prior to 1937; however, the extent of the work undertaken and the date of the work is not indicated.

There are early additions at the back of the structure. Most of the original windows have been replaced with modern vinyl or aluminum units, and in some cases the openings have been altered. The front porch has been substantially altered; the tapered piers and support pedestals, and the original railing, visible in the Assessor's 1937 photo have been replaced with much simpler elements (though the style of the porch in 1937 suggests that the porch had already been remodeled once to incorporate Craftsman style elements and may now be closer to its original appearance). The front stairs have been modified.
Decorative shutters have been added at some of the window openings.

Detail for 1126 17TH AVE / Parcel ID 7234600875 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood, Wood - Drop siding, Wood - T1-11 Foundation(s): 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: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Plan: Slight
Changes to Windows: Extensive
Changes to Original Cladding: Moderate
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 1126 17TH AVE / Parcel ID 7234600875 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jun 17, 2008
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