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Summary for 924 31ST AVE / Parcel ID 9839301050 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Prairie Style Neighborhood: Madrona
Built By: Year Built: 1905
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 September 10, 2008)

King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972) Washington State Archives

The exceptionally wide window casings of the original design, the broad overhangs, the enclosed soffits and the moderately sloped hip roof all give the structure a Prairie style appearance, although the original windows were of Queen Anne design. The brackets that appeared to support the soffits at the corners of the house in 1937 gave the structure a slight Mission or Italian Renaissance flavor, although such details are not unusual in Prairie style work.

This house was built in 1905 according to both the King County Property Record Card and the King County GIS Center Property Report.

An extensive front deck with latticework fence/railing has been added. The very large Queen Anne style cottage window that once characterized the front of the house has been replaced by a group of modern windows detailed to resemble a group of craftsman style units. The Queen Anne style window in the front facing dormer has also been replaced. The shingle siding appears to have been replaced in kind or refurbished. The casing of the original front window has been replaced with narrower built-up casings more typical of local Prairie and Craftsman style work. A tall slender stove pipe chimney that was present at an early date is no longer extant.

Detail for 924 31ST AVE / Parcel ID 9839301050 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood Foundation(s): Concrete - Block, Concrete - Poured, Post & Pier
Roof Type(s): Hip Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Original Cladding: Moderate
Changes to Plan: Moderate
Changes to Windows: Extensive
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 924 31ST AVE / Parcel ID 9839301050 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Aug 05, 2008

Photo taken Aug 05, 2008
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