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Summary for 2306 Lake Park DR / Parcel ID 5700002595 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts Neighborhood: Mount Baker
Built By: Year Built: 1924
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
Built in 1924, this building was owned by J. A. Collock. H. E. Arnberg was the contractor. Bertam F. and Waneta A. Morris moved into the building ca 1929. The Morris’ later moved to a residence on Mount Saint Helens Place. Mr. Morris was president of Pioneer Sand and Gravel Company. By 1935, Royal S. and Gladdys Wintemuth moved into the building. Mr. Wintemuth was vice president of Northern District General Steamship Company. By 1943, William V. Sayner lived in the building, followed by Bliss L. Finlayson by 1954 through 1965. By 1968, David Potts lived in the building. 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 1924, this substantial, Prairie-influenced, Arts & Crafts style, single-family dwelling stands on a irregular shaped lot. The building is oriented to views over Lake Washington on a steeply sloped site 40’ above street level. This 1366 square foot, two-story house with a full daylight basement features a rectangular plan, measuring approximately 28’ by 48’, with a 24’ by 8’ side entrance stoop. A poured concrete foundation supports the wood frame, brick veneer-clad superstructure. Asphalt composition roofing covers the hip roof. Overhanging eaves with a prominent fascia define the roofline. Wood sash 1:1 and triple windows consisting of a large single pane flanked by smaller vertical panes with operable upper sash provide day lighting. A pair of arched windows provides day lighting to the basement on the northeast corner. Concrete steps lead up to the side entrance.

Detail for 2306 Lake Park DR / Parcel ID 5700002595 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Hip Roof Material(s): Unknown
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Square
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
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."

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