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Summary for 917B 17TH AVE / Parcel ID 7234600776 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne 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 Seattleā€™s Central Area, Eastlake, First Hill, Leschi, Madison Park, Madrona, and North Capitol Hill neighborhoods.

This structure was surveyed for the City in 1991 (see separate database entry).

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 shingle siding and gambrel roof in combination suggest the Queen Anne -- Shingle style though the other elements of the design suggest an eclectic collection of Queen Anne details applied to a bungalow or gable front vernacular scheme.

There is a second structure on the site, addressed as 917A 17th Avenue (917-1/2 17th Avenue on the King County Property Record Card), that was built in 1911 according to the King County Property Record Card (or built in the 1920s and later moved to the present site, according to the current owner of 917B). This structure was not surveyed.

There appears to be an early shack-like addition at the back of the gambrel roofed house (917B). The recessed windows inset into the lower slope of the gambrel roof at the north and south elevations appear in the Assessor's photo of 1937 and are original according to the owner.

Detail for 917B 17TH AVE / Parcel ID 7234600776 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Brick
Roof Type(s): Gambrel 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: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Interior: Intact
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 917B 17TH AVE / Parcel ID 7234600776 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jun 17, 2008

Photo taken Jun 17, 2008
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