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Summary for 1109 30TH AVE / Parcel ID 9839300555 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Vernacular Neighborhood: Central Area
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

This is a vernacular building (pyramidal family, national folk housing) that has been altered at least twice. The Tuscan columns at the porch, and some limited Queen Anne style detailing originally gave the structure a slight Queen Anne -- Free Classic flavor.

The house was built in 1905 according to both the King County Property Record Card and the King County GIS Center Property Report. The King County GIS Center Property Report records that the house was remodeled in 1997; however, the extent of the work undertaken at that time is not indicated.

The western (back) half of the structure consisted of an early single story addition until at least 1957; this portion of the structure cannot be observed from the street and its current status is unknown. The King County Property Record Card indicates the structure had a brick foundation in 1937 enclosing a "dugout" rather than a full basement. A later notation suggests that a partially concrete enclosed basement was added after 1937. More recent records suggest that the structure now has a full basement. Most of the windows appear to have been replaced, and in some cases, the sizes of the window openings have been changed (in particular, the upper story window openings have been made smaller). The original siding was covered or replaced with concrete/asbestos shakes in the 1950s; however, these shakes have since been removed. The original shingle siding at the upper level, as well as the original clapboard cladding elsewhere on the building (small exposure at the front half of the house, wider exposure at the rear half), appears to have been replaced fairly recently with new clapboard siding.

Detail for 1109 30TH AVE / Parcel ID 9839300555 / Inv # 0

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

Photo collection for 1109 30TH AVE / Parcel ID 9839300555 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Aug 07, 2008
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