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Summary for 3401 19th AVE / Parcel ID 3726800415 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts Neighborhood: Beacon Hill
Built By: Year Built: 1915
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
Built in 1915, the building was purchased by Elmer J. Hungerford in April of 1928. John H. and Mabel Maule resided in the building through 1970. Mr. Maule was born in Medford, Oregon and worked as plant superintendent for Shell Oil Company’s Harbor Island terminal. Mr. Maule retired in 1952 and died in July of 1957. 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.
Built in 1915, this Arts & Crafts style, single-family dwelling stands on a trapezoidal shaped lot. The building is oriented to Nineteenth Avenue South on a flat site 5’ above street level. This 870 square foot, one-and-a-half story house with a full daylight basement features an almost square plan, measuring approximately 27’ by 30’, with a 7’ by 27’ recessed front porch. A poured concrete foundation supports the wood frame, coursed shingle-clad superstructure. Asphalt composition roofing covers the side gable roof and shed roof dormer. Overhanging eaves and gables with exposed rafters, purlins, decorative braces and bargeboards define the roofline. Wood sash 1:1 windows provide day lighting for first story spaces with single-lite fixed wood sash windows in the dormer. A square oriel window projects from the side facade. A direct flight of stairs leads to the front porch. Brick piers support smaller battered wood piers carrying the extended roofline over the porch.

Detail for 3401 19th AVE / Parcel ID 3726800415 / 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:
Unit Theme(s):
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
Changes to Plan: 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.
Tobin, Caroline. (2004) "Beacon Hill Historic Context Statement."

Photo collection for 3401 19th AVE / Parcel ID 3726800415 / Inv #

Photo taken Sep 24, 2003

Photo taken Sep 24, 2003

Photo taken Sep 24, 2003

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