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Summary for 723 26th AVE / Parcel ID 6362900100 / Inv #

Historic Name: Unknown Common Name:
Style: Vernacular Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1888
In the opinion of the survey, this property is located in a potential historic districe (National and/or local).
This house embodies the distinctive characteristics of a vernacular interpretation of the Queen Anne style. It is important because it enhances our knowledge of vernacular architecture and residential development in Seattle and because it and its setting contribute to the historic streetscape. Additionally, this property may enhance our knowledge of the Asian American experience in Seattle. It appears on the 1893 Sanborn Map. By 1937 the house was rental property belonging to Mary Lee. Tax records observed that this are was considered an "Oriental neighborhood" in 1937. Hand written note on survey form regarding the location address reads "subsequently moved across street."
This is an early Seattle house and displays unusually nice detailing for so pioneer a setting. It is a traditional two story gable front with gable wing form embellished with Queen Anne detail. The front gable is shingled with a one sotry round bay beneath. The asymmetrical entrance porch is supported by turned posts and decorated with spindlework. The house is vacant and boarded up.

Detail for 723 26th AVE / Parcel ID 6362900100 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status: INV
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood - Shiplap Foundation(s): Unknown
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Irregular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Ethnic Heritage
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.
Sanborn (Insurance) Map Company, Seattle, Washington.
King County Tax Assessor Rolls (1892-1910), Washington State Archives

Photo collection for 723 26th AVE / Parcel ID 6362900100 / Inv #

Photo taken Aug 01, 1991

Photo taken
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