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Summary for 3016 CASCADIA AVE / Parcel ID 5700004400 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Tudor - Elizabethan Neighborhood: Mount Baker
Built By: Year Built: 1925
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
Built in 1925, this building was valued at $26,000 and owned by Paul R. and Hazel Green by 1937. Mr. Green was the general agent for Aetna Life Insurance Group of Hartford, CT. The Green’s previously resided at 1421 Lake Washington Boulevard. Gordon B. O’Neil bought the residence in August of 1954 for $31,500, and he resided in the building through 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 1925, this Elizabethan Tudor style single-family dwelling stands on a long and narrow rectangular lot. The building is oriented to Cascadia Avenue South on a sloped site 30’ below street level. This 1608 square foot, two-and-one-half story house with a full daylight basement features a nearly square plan, measuring approximately 39’ by 38’, with a 3’ by 10’ stoop. A poured concrete foundation supports the wood frame, stucco-clad superstructure. Asphalt composition roofing covers the cross gable roof. A cross gable roof shelters the building. The roof does not have eaves and the pitch of the side gable is steeply pitched with a lesser pitch on the single projecting cross gable. The second story includes a sunken dormer and a second dormer with a hipped roof and bay window with decorative lead glass windows. The rest of the windows appear to be leaded glass casement windows. A recessed entrance provides access to the building. A central chimney services this building.

Detail for 3016 CASCADIA AVE / Parcel ID 5700004400 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Stucco Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
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 & ½
Unit Theme(s):
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
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 3016 CASCADIA AVE / Parcel ID 5700004400 / Inv #

Photo taken Mar 15, 2004

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