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Summary for 3405 S MCCLELLAN ST S / Parcel ID 5700001970 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts Neighborhood: Mount Baker
Built By: Year Built: 1916
Built in 1916 at a cost of $3500, this building was owned by Robert Hughs. In the early 1920s, the building was owned by Fred Lockhart and he built a porch on the west end of the residence. Clifford A. and Rose Patricia Houlahan purchased the building in September of 1925. The Houlahan’s remodeled the building in 1929 and remained in the building through 1958. In 1948, the Houlahan’s constructed an addition to the existing garage. Mr. Houlahan was secretary of the Builders Brick Company. 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 1916, this Arts and Crafts style single-family dwelling stands on a rectangular lot. The building is oriented to South McClellan Street on a sloped site approximately 3’ above street level. This 1288 square foot, one-and-one-half story house with a half daylight basement features a rectangular plan, measuring approximately 39’ by 33’, with a 5’ by 16’ recessed porch. A poured concrete foundation supports the wood frame, raked brick-clad superstructure. Asphalt composition roofing covers the cross gable roof. The windows appear to have been altered from 8:1 to 1:1 double hung windows. A soldier course is the header over the windows. A massive chimney on the side façade services this house.

Detail for 3405 S MCCLELLAN ST S / Parcel ID 5700001970 / Inv #

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