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Summary for 1412 34th AVE / Parcel ID 7152200085 / Inv # CA006

Historic Name: none Common Name: Hi Spot Café
Style: Commercial, Queen Anne Neighborhood: Madrona
Built By: Year Built: 1901
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
This is a typical and intact example of the changes that occurred in single family neighborhoods as they developed into commercial districts. This house was built in 1901, a few years before the streetcar line came to 34th Avenue and Union Street. In 1923, as the intersection became more commercial, a small storefront was added in front of, and slightly to the south of, the house. Both buildings have a high degree of architectural integrity. In the 1930s the small commercial building was a lending library, run by Mrs. Lillian Victor. It later became a real estate office. The house remained in residential use until recently. Both buildings are currently occupied by a restaurant.
The house, in a simplified Queen Anne style, has a hipped roof with a gabled wing in front. It is 2-1/2 stories, tall and narrow in form. Cladding is clapboard with cornerboards. A cornice with extended rafters runs from the hipped section to the gabled section, between the second and third floors. A small entry porch with a flat roof is at the northwest corner; it is supported by a single square post. The front elevation has a pair of one-over-one double hung windows on the first and second floors. A single similar window is above the porch, with others on the side and rear elevations. The gable end has a single horizontal window. The small store building, only eighteen feet wide, has a flat roof with a shallow gabled parapet and lap siding with cornerboards. The front is almost all glass, with wood sash and tall transoms and a cornice along the top of the windows. The windows extend about two feet along the side elevations,with an attached column with a simple capitol at each corner.

Detail for 1412 34th AVE / Parcel ID 7152200085 / Inv # CA006

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status: INV
Cladding(s): Wood Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat, Hip Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two & ½
Unit Theme(s): Commerce, Community Planning/Development
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.

Photo collection for 1412 34th AVE / Parcel ID 7152200085 / Inv # CA006

Photo taken Oct 14, 2002
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