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Summary for 3319 HUNTER BLVD / Parcel ID 5700002975 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman Neighborhood: Mount Baker
Built By: Year Built: 1913
 
Significance
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
Built in 1913, this building was owned by A. Peterson. The building’s cost was estimated at $4000. Mr. Peterson gave his address in the building permit as 3215 Rainier Boulevard. Mr. Peterson also built 3303 and 3323 Hunter Boulevard South. Anna (alt Anne) D. and Howard T. Lewis bought the building in July of 1925 and remained through 1943. By 1954 through 1965, Lloyd L. Strong lived in the building. J. Ann Spille bought the residence in May of 1968 for $20,000. H. L. Day purchased the building in October of 1970 for $24,000. Residences flanking Hunter Boulevard provide integral character-defining elements to the overall boulevard composition through their orientation towards the boulevard, their massing, heights, setbacks, dates of construction, and preserved set of architectural style variations. These residences and their individual building elements remain largely intact, conveying the original well-to-do middle class composition of this area. 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.
 
Appearance
Built in 1913, this compact, Craftsman-influenced, Arts & Crafts style, single-family dwelling stands on a rectangular lot. The building is oriented to Hunter Boulevard South on a flat site 3’ above street level. This 903 square foot, two-story house with a full basement features a rectangular plan, measuring approximately 33’ by 24’, with a full width two-story front porch. A poured concrete foundation supports the wood frame, shingle-clad superstructure. Asphalt composition roofing covers the cross gable roof. Extensive open eave and gable overhangs with exposed rafters, purlins, diagonal bracing and prominent bargeboards define the roofline. Wood sash windows, some altered on the second story, provide day lighting. Two flights of stairs lead from the sidewalk to the front entrance with low brick cheek walls flanking the porch stairs. A low brick foundation supports wood posts carrying the upper porch. The extended gable overhang shelters the upper porch. A brick chimney services the building. The two-story full-width front porch tucked within the gable overhang and exterior detailing set this building apart as remarkable amongst other Arts & Crafts buildings within the neighborhood. This trait is shared with buildings at 3303 and 3323 Hunter Boulevard South. This largely intact building contributes to the visual character of Hunter Boulevard South.

Detail for 3319 HUNTER BLVD / Parcel ID 5700002975 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle Foundation(s): Unknown
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):
Integrity
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Plan: 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 3319 HUNTER BLVD / Parcel ID 5700002975 / Inv #


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Photo taken Mar 12, 2004

Photo taken Mar 12, 2004
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