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Summary for 2817 33rd AVE / Parcel ID 5700001220 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts Neighborhood: Mount Baker
Built By: Year Built: 1910
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
Built in 1910 at a cost of $2100, this building was owned by H. W. Ziebarth. On the building permit, Mr. Ziebarth listed the city engineering office as his contact address. In 1916, Mr. Stewart owned the building and added three rooms on the second floor and four dormers for $500. In 1931, Ray A. and Unabelle B. Hyatt moved into the building. Mr. Hyatt was a real estate salesperson for Henry Broederick Inc. Florence Hyatt purchased the residence in February of 1936. The Hyatt’s remained in the building through 1958. In the 1960s, R. Robey purchased the building for $15,000. 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 1910, this substantial, Arts & Crafts style, single-family dwelling stands on a rectangular lot. The building is oriented to Thirty-Third Avenue South on a flat site 3’ above street level. This 1176 square foot, two-story house with a full basement features a rectangular plan, measuring approximately 28’ by 42’, with a 14’ by 8’ front stoop. A poured concrete foundation supports the wood frame, wood siding-clad superstructure. Asphalt composition roofing covers the cross gable roof. Flipped eaves with curved bargeboards and exposed purlins define the roofline. Wood sash multiple-pane windows with painted wood casings provide day lighting. An exterior brick chimney services the building. The eave and bargeboard details combined with the varied roofline set this building apart as distinctive within the Mount Baker neighborhood.

Detail for 2817 33rd AVE / Parcel ID 5700001220 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood - Shiplap Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan:
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s):
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Slight
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."
Tobin, Caroline. (2004) "Mount Baker Historic Context Statement."
Mount Baker Park Improvement Club, “Flowers We All Love Best in Mount Baker Park.” Seattle, 1914. Reprinted 1987. Gerrard Beattie and Knapp Realtors.

Photo collection for 2817 33rd AVE / Parcel ID 5700001220 / Inv #

Photo taken Nov 05, 2003

Photo taken Nov 05, 2003
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