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Summary for 3327 HUNTER BLVD / Parcel ID 5700002965 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman Neighborhood: Mount Baker
Built By: Year Built: 1908
 
Significance
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
Built in 1908, this building was owned by Alfred Kay by 1919. Mr. Kay added a garage in that same year. H. E. Cleveland purchased the building in October of 1925. Wilfred G. and Sara A. Easterbrook moved into the building ca 1937. Mr. Easterbrook was president of Tyee Lumber and Manufacturing Company. The Easterbrook’s previously resided at 3841 Thirty-Eighth Avenue South. By 1943, Grant P. Gordon lived in the building, followed by Abr. I. Silver from 1954 through 1958. Residences flanking Hunter Boulevard provide integral character-defining elements to the overall boulevard composition through their orientation towards the boulevard, their massing, heights, setbacks, dates of construction, and preserved set of architectural style variations. These residences and their individual building elements remain largely intact, conveying the original well-to-do middle class composition of this area. 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.
 
Appearance
Built in 1908, this remarkable, Craftsman-influenced, Arts & Crafts style, single-family dwelling stands on a rectangular lot. The building is oriented to Hunter Boulevard South on a flat site 3’ above street level. This 999 square foot, two-story house with a full basement features a rectangular plan, measuring approximately 37’ by 27’, with a 4’ by 12’ front stoop. A poured concrete foundation supports the wood frame, clapboard- (first story) and stucco with half timbering- (upper story) clad superstructure. Asphalt composition roofing covers the gable front roof and dormer. Eave and gable overhangs with decoratively cut bargeboards and exposed rafters, purlins and bracing define the roofline. Wood sash multiple-lite windows provide day lighting. A short flight of stairs flanked by low cheek walls leads to the front entrance. Wood posts on a low closed railing support the gabled stoop roof. A prominent brick chimney services the building. The early date of construction, stucco with half timbering, and twin facing front gables within the main front gable set this building apart stylistically from other Arts & Crafts buildings within the neighborhood. This intact building contributes to the visual character of Hunter Boulevard South.

Detail for 3327 HUNTER BLVD / Parcel ID 5700002965 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Stucco, Wood - Clapboard 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: two
Unit Theme(s):
Integrity
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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