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Summary for 2018 S STEVENS ST S / Parcel ID 7319900394 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Tudor - Cottage Neighborhood: Beacon Hill
Built By: Year Built: 1928
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
Built in 1928, this building was occupied by Jiro and Haruko Kaneko by 1931 through 1965. Mr. Kaneko operated the Pacific Printing Company. 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 1928, this compact, Tudor Revival style, single-family cottage stands on a rectangular lot. The building is oriented to South Stevens Street on a flat site 5’ above street level. This 1040 square foot, one-and-a-half story house with a full basement features a rectangular plan, measuring approximately 28’ by 35’, with a small front stoop. A poured concrete foundation supports the wood frame, brick-clad superstructure. Asphalt composition roofing covers the cross gable roof. A boxed soffit with modest gable overhangs defines the roofline. Wood multiple-pane upper sash windows provide day lighting. Rowlock headers accent the window openings. A short flight of stairs leads to the front stoop. A projecting, steeply-pitched gable roof accents the front entrance location. A brick gable end chimney services the building. The steeply pitched front gable and projecting stoop roof set this building apart as distinctive within the Beacon Hill neighborhood.

Detail for 2018 S STEVENS ST S / Parcel ID 7319900394 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick, Stucco 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):
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 2018 S STEVENS ST S / Parcel ID 7319900394 / Inv #

Photo taken Nov 06, 2003

Photo taken Nov 06, 2003

Photo taken Nov 06, 2003

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