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Summary for 3339 S HINDS ST S / Parcel ID 5700003825 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Colonial - Georgian Revival Neighborhood: Mount Baker
Built By: Year Built: 1929
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
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 1929, this substantial, Georgian Revival style, single-family dwelling stands on a rectangular corner lot. The building is oriented to South Hinds Street on a flat site 12’ above street level. This 1486 square foot, two-story house with a full basement features a rectangular plan, measuring approximately 46’ by 27’, with a 3’ by 20’ side porch. A poured concrete foundation supports the wood frame, brick-clad superstructure. Asphalt composition roofing covers the hip roof. Modest eave and gable overhangs with cross gables on the front and side define the roofline. Wood sash windows and a Palladian window on the second story side facade provide day lighting. Classically-influenced columns support an upper porch with a balustrade over the main entrance. Two brick chimneys service the building. The cross gables and entrance detailing set this building apart as unique within the neighborhood.

Detail for 3339 S HINDS ST S / Parcel ID 5700003825 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick - Common Bond Foundation(s): Unknown
Roof Type(s): Hip 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 Plan: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: 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 3339 S HINDS ST S / Parcel ID 5700003825 / Inv #

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Photo taken Oct 29, 2003

Photo taken Oct 29, 2003
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