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Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1900

In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.

This Queen Anne style single family residence is in the Uptown neighborhood.

The 1926 Polk directory listed Fred and Domenica “Mamie” Zadra. The couple previously lived at 723 Sixth Avenue N. He worked as a car repairman. By 1930, Oliver Flor, a cousin of Fred’s, born ca. 1906 in Itlay, lived with the family. Oliver Flor immigrated to the US in 1923 and worked as a truck driver for a garbage collection company. By 1935, August Zadra, Fred and Domenica’s son, was also listed at this address. August worked as a driver with L-WB Company. Fed passed away in 1936, with a requiem mass held at Sacred Heart Church. By 1938 Domenica Zadra and Howard W. Johnson were also listed at the house. Howard was only listed for that year and was married to Elsie, Fred Zadra’s daughter. Domenica remained through ca. 1947. August briefly moved to the 565 Valley Street house from 1942 to ca. 1947. August was listed from 1948 through 1975.

This house retains moderate integrity, is a good example of a Queen Anne style residence and has a significant association with the Zadra family.

The 1930 census records Fred Zadra as born ca. 1882 in Italy and immigrating to the US in 1900. He worked as a car repairer for the Seattle Municipal Railway in 1930. Mamie was born in Italy ca. 1884 and immigrated to the US in 1904. The family was in Idaho by 1909 and then Oregon by 1913. Fred and Mamie had three children: August J. (born ca. 1909), and Elsie S. (born ca. 1913). By 1930 August Zadra worked as a truck driver for a local bakery.


City of Seattle DCLU Microfilm Records.

Jeffrey Karl Ochsner, ed., Shaping Seattle Architecture: A Guide to the Architects (Seattle, University of Washington Press: 2014), 2nd edition.

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

Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890–1996.

Seattle Daily Times. September 22, 1936. “Fred Zadra Funeral.”

Year: 1930; Census Place: Seattle, King, Washington; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 0408; FHL microfilm: 2342231


Constructed ca. 1900, this one-and-a-half-story single family residence is located mid-block along Valley Street. The front facade faces north. The tax lot abuts an apartment to the east, a single family residence to the west and a parking lot and commercial building to the south. The site slopes slightly downward from west to east, and from north to south. The building has a rectangular plan.

A cross gable roof shelters interior spaces. Asphalt composition shingles clad the roof. The roof features modest eave and gable projections with enclosed soffits and a rake molding and eave returns at the gable ends. An internal brick chimney services the building.

A concrete foundation supports the building. Platform frame exterior walls are clad with clapboard. A water table wraps the building at the basement to first story transition. Corner boards accent the outer building corners with a frieze running along below the soffits. A canted bay projects off the front facade below the front porch roofline, and along the west facade. Decoratively coursed shingles clad the gable end of the east and west cross gables and the upper portion of the front gable.

Windows feature wood casings and sills. Windows on the front facade feature dentiled crowns above each opening at the first story, and a single dentiled crown across the front gable end over the two half story windows. Sash consist of 1:1 double hung units with stile extensions and sash having decorative muntins in a hexagonal pattern. Openings occur in single and paired units.

Entrances consist of a front porch and rear stoop. The full facade front porch features a low solid railing clad with clapboard. Tapered columns rising from this railing support a perimeter beam carrying the hipped porch roof. The soffit consists of painted bead board with a decorative crown molding. A multi panel wood door with an upper lite and dentiled crown and sill provides access to the interior.

The rear entrance consists of a flight of stairs leading to an open stoop with a low railing along the south side.

Alterations include a rear deck built out above the back stoop with a doorway off the half story providing access to the balcony. The two upper story windows were replaced with 1:1 vinyl sash units. A former garage was previously removed.

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Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Plan: Slight
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Photo taken Jan 01, 1900
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