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Summary for 2745 Mount Saint Helens PL / Parcel ID 5700002685 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: American Foursquare - Prairie Neighborhood: Mount Baker
Built By: Year Built: 1912
 
Significance
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
Built in 1912 at a cost of $8,400, this building was owned by John Zwickey. William H. and Corinne Anderson purchased the building in 1924. The Anderson’s resided previously at 3333 Hunter Boulevard South. Dr. Anderson was a physician with an office in the Medical and Dental Building. In 1926, Dr. Anderson hired the contractor, John Zurcky, to repair the roof. By 1954, Marguerete E. Elferdahl lived in the building, followed by Hershal D. Wandling, Junior by 1958. James F. Wochter purchased the property in April of 1966 for $23,350. 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 1912, this substantial, Prairie-influenced, American Foursquare style, single-family dwelling stands on a rectangular corner lot at the intersection of Mount Saint Helens Place and South McClellan Street. The building is oriented to Mount Saint Helens Place on a sloped site at street level. This 1220 square foot, two-and-a-half story house with a full daylight basement features a rectangular plan, measuring approximately 30’ by 34’, with a 30’ by 8’ front porch. A poured concrete foundation supports the wood frame, brick veneer- (first story) and stucco- (upper stories) clad superstructure. Asphalt composition roofing covers the hip roof and gable roof dormers. Plain broadly overhanging eaves define the main roofline with decoratively cut bargeboards in the dormer gable ends. A contemporary railing skirts the second story balcony. Wood sash 6:1 windows flank a larger 8:1 fixed lower sash window, with casements in the gable ends and 1:1 windows punctuating the side facades. Lower story windows feature brick arches over the window openings. Upper story windows feature wood casings. A short flight of stairs leads to the front porch. Brick piers with an ornamental brick railing running between them support stucco-clad piers. These piers carry the porch roof and second story balcony.

Detail for 2745 Mount Saint Helens PL / Parcel ID 5700002685 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick, Stucco Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Irregular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two & ½
Unit Theme(s):
Integrity
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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