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Summary for 2733 33rd AVE / Parcel ID 5700001065 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman Neighborhood: Mount Baker
Built By: Year Built: 1913
 
Significance
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
Built in 1913, this building was owned by 1915 by John E. Wilson. That same year, Mr. Wilson constructed a garage on the lot. In September of 1936, Charles M. and Mary J. Grubbs purchased the building. By 1954, Robert J. Clifford lived in the building, followed by Carl J. Yohe through 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.
 
Appearance
Built in 1913, this Craftsman-influenced, Arts & Crafts style, single-family dwelling stands on a rectangular lot. The building is oriented to Thirty-Third Avenue South on a flat site 5’ above street level. This 1410 square foot, one-and-a-half story house with a full basement features a rectangular plan, measuring approximately 30’ by 47’, with a full width front porch. A poured concrete foundation supports the wood frame, shingle-clad superstructure. Asphalt composition roofing covers the side gable roof and gabled front-facing dormer. Broad eave and gable overhangs with upturned eaves, exposed rafters and prominent bargeboards define the roofline. Wood sash multiple-pane windows provide day lighting. A direct flight of stairs leads to the front porch. Massive piers support the extended roofline with a segmented arch spanning the porch. An exterior gable end brick chimney services the building. The prominent porch and support piers set this building apart as distinct within the Mount Baker neighborhood.

Detail for 2733 33rd AVE / Parcel ID 5700001065 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle 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: one & ½
Unit Theme(s):
Integrity
Changes to Windows:
Changes to Original Cladding:
Changes to Plan:
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 2733 33rd AVE / Parcel ID 5700001065 / Inv #


Photo taken Nov 05, 2003

Photo taken Nov 05, 2003

Photo taken Nov 05, 2003
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