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Summary for 3043 19th AVE / Parcel ID 05970000495 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman, Vernacular Neighborhood: Beacon Hill
Built By: Year Built: 1929
 
Significance
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
The property was purchased in 1922 and the building was completed in 1929. The building was owned by Wilhelm and Lavina Eskola. Mr. Eskola lived previously at 4590 Ninth Avenue South. The building was valued at $4500. In 1927, Mr. Eskola enlarged the existing garage built in 1924. Mr. Eskola worked as secretary-treasurer for Argo Blowe & Manufacturing Company. The Eskola’s remained in the house through 1943. By 1938, Gurine Thorson also lived in the building. By 1955, John C. Cary lived in the building. Charles Massey bought the residence in July of 1957 for $12,010 and remained through 1961. In May of 1962, Domenic Lacollucci purchased the building for $16,000. William A. Ward bought the residence in February of 1964 for $18,750 and remained in the house through 1968. Beacon Hill is a long north-south tending ridge located southeast of downtown Seattle and stands 350 feet at its highest point. The hill’s steep topography deterred substantial Euro-American settlement through the early 1880s. Then, development of the area was stimulated by the introduction of streetcar lines in the 1890s, its proximity to Seattle’s main industrial area to the west, and the regrading of the hill’s north end in the early 1900s. Originally acquired by the City in 1898, Jefferson Park was integrated into Seattle’s Olmsted system of parks, and the Olmsted Brothers prepared a plan for the park in 1912. The first public golf course west of the Mississippi opened at Jefferson Park in 1915. Jefferson Park has exerted a profound positive influence on the development of the Beacon Hill neighborhood. Because of its proximity to the International District, Japanese and Chinese families moved to Beacon Hill starting in the 1920s. World War I and II stimulated a surge in housing development associated with wartime industry. The construction of Interstate 5 in the 1960s and Interstate 90 in the 1980s sliced through the neighborhoods and contributed to Beacon Hill’s relative isolation. Today, Beacon Hill is an ethnically diverse working class community, which has a mixed Asian, Chicano, African American, and Caucasian population.
 
Appearance
Built in 1929, this compact, Craftsman-influenced, Arts & Crafts style, single-family dwelling stands on a rectangular lot. The building is oriented to Nineteenth Avenue South on a flat site 6’ above street level. This 1089 square foot, one-and-a-half story house with a full daylight basement features a rectangular plan, measuring approximately 28’ by 38’, with a 6’ by 8’ front stoop. A poured concrete foundation supports the wood frame, clapboard-clad superstructure. Asphalt composition roofing covers the side gable roof and gabled front dormer. Open eave and gable overhangs with exposed rafters, bargeboards, purlins, braces and decorative trusses in the gable ends define the roofline. Wood windows with multiple-pane upper sash and painted wood casings provide day lighting. A short flight of stairs leads to the front stoop. Decorative curved brackets support the pedimented stoop roof. An exterior brick gable end chimney services the building. The pedimented entrance and decorative gable end framing set this building apart as distinctive within the Beacon Hill neighborhood.

Detail for 3043 19th AVE / Parcel ID 05970000495 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Unknown
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):
Integrity
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Plan: 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.
Tobin, Caroline. (2004) "Beacon Hill Historic Context Statement."

Photo collection for 3043 19th AVE / Parcel ID 05970000495 / Inv #


Photo taken Nov 06, 2003

Photo taken Nov 06, 2003

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