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Summary for 2810 34th AVE / Parcel ID 5700001985 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts Neighborhood: Mount Baker
Built By: Year Built: 1910
Built in 1910, this building was occupied by Elizabeth J. and Richard G. Hutchinson ca 1927. Tax records indicate John M. Hutchinson bought the building in July of 1939. By 1943, Archie J. Richardson lived in the building, followed by Frank P. Schriver by 1954 and Francis B. Ward by 1958. 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 1910, this Arts and Crafts style single-family dwelling stands on a rectangular lot. The building is oriented to Thirty-Fourth Avenue South on a flat site approximately 3’ above street level. This 1194 square foot, two-story house with a three-quarter daylight basement features a rectangular plan, measuring approximately 26’ by 48’, with a 6’ by 9’ porch. A poured concrete foundation supports the wood frame, narrow wood clapboard- and shingle-clad superstructure. Asphalt composition roofing covers the gable roof and hipped roofed wall dormer. Overhanging open eaves supported by detailed brackets define the roofline. Purlins are notable on this house. The windows are decorative lead glass and the upper story windows include a band of three double-hung windows and two separate smaller casement windows. Two-sided bay windows project on the rear and side facades. The entry is recessed from the front façade.

Detail for 2810 34th AVE / Parcel ID 5700001985 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood - Clapboard 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: 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."

Photo collection for 2810 34th AVE / Parcel ID 5700001985 / Inv #

Photo taken Nov 04, 2003

Photo taken Nov 04, 2003

Photo taken Nov 04, 2003

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