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Summary for 517 23RD AVE / Parcel ID 7544800350 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Vernacular Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1896
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.

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 1896 according to the King County Property Record Card; however, the King County GIS Center Property Report indicates that the structure was built in 1901 (it should be noted that the computer database from which the latter date is drawn cannot record a construction date earlier than 1900).

There is an early addition at the back of the structure. The back porch appears to have been altered. A notation in the King County Property Record Card suggests that the original post and pier foundation was replaced by a concrete block foundation about 1955. The windows are boarded up. The front porch deck is now concrete and the entry steps are also concrete. Much of the original spindlework detailing at the front porch is no longer extant. The porch railing has also been removed. The chimney has been altered.

Detail for 517 23RD AVE / Parcel ID 7544800350 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood, Wood - Drop siding Foundation(s): Concrete - Block, Post & Pier
Roof Type(s): Gable, Hip, Shed 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: Moderate
Changes to Windows: Extensive
Changes to Original Cladding: Moderate
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 517 23RD AVE / Parcel ID 7544800350 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jun 19, 2008

Photo taken Jun 19, 2008
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