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Summary for 927 17th AVE / Parcel ID / Inv #

Historic Name: unknown Common Name:
Style: Colonial - Dutch Colonial, Queen Anne - Shingle Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
Built By: Year Built: 1906
 
Significance
In the opinion of the survey, this property is located in a potential historic districe (National and/or local).
This 1906 house has the gambrel roof commonly found in Dutch Colonial Revival houses combined with the shingle cladding of the Shingle style, a variant of the Queen Anne style. It also has a curved bay with leaded glass windows and diamond paned windows above. This block is within the original Capitol Hill of James A. Moore, who gave the area its name. In 1900 Moore, who had already developed other Seattle neighborhoods, purchased and began platting 160 acres, roughly between 11th and 20th avenues, from Roy Street north to Galer. Before selling lots for construction, he graded and paved the streets (eliminating the dust that plagued many sections), installed sidewalks, water mains and sewer lines, and planned for street lights and telephone poles. Lots went on sale in 1901, heavily promoted to attract local business leaders as residents. The response was immediate. The quality infrastructure, convenient transportation, schools and other amenities proved to be very popular and the area was largely developed, with sizable, attractive houses, within only a few years.
 
Appearance

Detail for 927 17th AVE / Parcel ID / Inv #

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gambrel 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
Integrity
Changes to Plan:
Changes to Windows:
Changes to Original Cladding:
Major Bibliographic References
Williams, Jacqueline B. The Hill with a Future: Seattle's Capitol Hill 1900-1946. Seattle: CPK Ink, 2001.

Photo collection for 927 17th AVE / Parcel ID / Inv #


Photo taken Dec 13, 2006
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