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Summary for 3364 LAKEWOOD AVE / Parcel ID 5700004225 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Tudor - Cottage Neighborhood: Mount Baker
Built By: Year Built: 1927
Built in 1927, this building was occupied by Egbert A. and Florence Goldsmith in 1932 with their daughters, Kathryn and Dorothy. Kathryn was a student. Dr. Goldsmith was a dentist. Joseph Stanwood and Vida L. Davis purchased the building in October of 1933 and lived in the building through 1958. Mr. Davis was assistant sales manager with Fisher Flouring Mills Company. The Davis’ previously lived at 3111 South Hanford. 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 1927, this Tudor Revival style, single-family cottage stands on a rectangular lot. The building is oriented to Lakewood Avenue South on a sloping site at street level. This 1124 square foot, two-and-a-half story house with a full daylight basement features a rectangular plan, measuring approximately 28’ by 40’, with a small front stoop. A poured concrete foundation supports the wood frame, clapboard-clad superstructure. Asphalt composition roofing covers the steeply pitched cross gable roof. Nearly flush closed eave and gable overhangs with cornice returns define the roofline. Contemporary double hung 1:1 wood sash windows provide day lighting. A short flight of stairs leads to the front stoop. Two brick chimneys service the building. The scale of this single-family cottage and entrance door set this building apart as unique within the neighborhood.

Detail for 3364 LAKEWOOD AVE / Parcel ID 5700004225 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Unknown
Roof Type(s): Gable, Gable - Clipped 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: Intact
Changes to Plan: 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."

Photo collection for 3364 LAKEWOOD AVE / Parcel ID 5700004225 / Inv #

Photo taken Oct 22, 2003

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