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Summary for 2802 32nd AVE / Parcel ID 5700001100 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Tudor Neighborhood: Mount Baker
Built By: Year Built: 1928
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
Built in 1928, this building was occupied by Marshall L. and Ellen C. Goodwin ca 1929. Mrs. Goodwin taught at a local High School. The Goodwin’s resided in the building through 1955. Tax records indicate Ray L. Wentworth purchased the building in April of 1936. By 1961 through 1968, Peter Gerritsen lived in the building. 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 1928, this compact, Tudor Revival style, single-family dwelling stands on a rectangular corner lot. The building is oriented to Thirty-Second Avenue South on a flat site 2’ above street level. This 930 square foot, one-and-a-half story house with a partial basement features a nearly square plan, measuring approximately 31’ by 30’, with an 8’ by 3’ front stoop. A poured concrete foundation supports the wood frame, shingle- and brick-clad superstructure. Asphalt composition roofing covers the gable roof. A portion of the upper story projects slightly. Flush eaves and rake trim define the varied roofline. Wood sash 4:4 double hung windows and tall first story windows provide day lighting. A short flight of stairs leads to the brick-clad front stoop. Decorative brickwork accents the front arched entrance. The unique combination of brick and shingle cladding materials and facade composition sets this building apart as unique within the Mount Baker neighborhood.

Detail for 2802 32nd AVE / Parcel ID 5700001100 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle 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: one & ½
Unit Theme(s):
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: 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."

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