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Summary for 3114 S MCCLELLAN ST S / Parcel ID 5700000605 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Colonial - Colonial Revival Neighborhood: Mount Baker
Built By: Year Built: 1915
Built in 1915 at a cost of $4200, this building was designed by Seattle architect, Paul D. Richardson, and owned by Frank C. A. Nilson was the contractor. Work started in August and was completed in December. The building owner remodeled the interior in 1925. H. H. Hunt purchased the building in March of 1930.Albert U. and Ida B. Hoelting moved into the building ca 1937. Mr. Hoelting was a special agent for the Home Insurance Company. By 1944, Herbert D. Hochfeld lived in the building, followed by Harold W. Hanson by 1954 and Robert H. Alexander by 1958. The Mount Baker neighborhood comprises two north-south tending ridges located southeast of downtown Seattle along Lake Washington. Initial development of the area occurred relatively late, post-1900, following the construction of the Rainier Avenue Electric Street Railway in the 1890s. York Station on Rainier Avenue and the Dose Addition were developed earlier than the Mount Baker Park Addition, platted in 1907 by the Hunter Tract Improvement Company. The Mount Baker Park Addition represents the core of the neighborhood and is its primary character-defining feature. Mount Baker Park is one of Seattle’s earliest planned residential communities that successfully integrated the natural environment and a relatively exclusive residential neighborhood in its layout of lots, streets, boulevards, and parks. The houses, primarily built between 1905 and 1929, reflect a variety of eclectic and Northwest-based architectural styles, and include designs by many prominent local architects. Other important influences were the streetcar connection with downtown Seattle, the integration of local parks and boulevards into the Olmsted system, the construction of Franklin High School in 1912, and the building of the Mount Baker tunnel and Lacey V. Murrow Floating Bridge to Mercer Island in 1940. Today this middle-to-upper income neighborhood remains predominantly residential, is home to an ethnically diverse population, and retains much of its planned character.
Built in 1915, this substantial, Colonial Revival style, single-family dwelling stands on a rectangular corner lot. The building is oriented to South McClellan Street on a flat site 2’ above street level. This 1104 square foot, two-story house with a full basement features a rectangular plan, measuring approximately 40’ by 26’, with an 8’ by 4’ front stoop. A poured concrete foundation supports the wood frame, shingle-clad superstructure. Asphalt composition roofing covers the side gable roof. A prominent boxed soffit, cornice returns and flush gable ends define the roofline. Wood sash double hung 6:6 windows provide day lighting. A direct flight of stairs leads to the front stoop. Slender, paired, Classically-influenced columns support a prominent frieze and gabled stoop roof. An external gable end brick chimney services the building. This intact building is a good example of the Colonial Revival style within the Mount Baker neighborhood.

Detail for 3114 S MCCLELLAN ST S / Parcel ID 5700000605 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle Foundation(s):
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s):
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
City of Seattle DCLU Microfilm Records.
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.
City of Seattle. Survey of City-Owned Historic Resources. Prepared by Cathy Wickwire, Seattle, 2001. Forms for Ravenna Park structures.
Historic Seattle Preservation and Development Authority. "Mount Baker: An Inventory of Buildings and Urban Design Resources."
Mount Baker Community Club. Flowers We All Love Best in Mount Baker Park, (reprint of 1915 ed.)
Tobin, Caroline. (2004) "Mount Baker Historic Context Statement."

Photo collection for 3114 S MCCLELLAN ST S / Parcel ID 5700000605 / Inv #

Photo taken Nov 05, 2003

Photo taken Nov 05, 2003
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