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Summary for 1421 LAKESIDE AVE / Parcel ID 1250204882 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Tudor - Transitional Tudor Neighborhood: Mount Baker
Built By: Year Built: 1936
Built in 1936, this building was owned and occupied by Marjorie and William Lockow through 1943. Harry A. Kessler purchased the building in May of 1946 for $18,500 and remained in the house through 1965. Charles Ko bought the residence in March of 1967 for $27,500 and remained through 1968. William Nelson purchased the building in November of 1970 for $27,500. 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 1936, this transitional influenced Tudor Revival style single-family dwelling stands on a rectangular lot. The building is oriented to Lakeside Avenue South on a sloping site 12’ above street level. This 1327 square foot, one-and-a-half story house with a full basement features a rectangular plan, measuring approximately 29’ by 38’, with a 20’ by 5’ porch. A poured concrete foundation supports the wood frame, brick clad superstructure. Asphalt composition roofing covers the hip roof. Flush eaves with a prominent cornice trim define the roofline. Wood sash multiple-pane windows provide day lighting. A direct flight of stairs leads to the porch. An open, metal railing wraps the porch. A brick chimney services the building.

Detail for 1421 LAKESIDE AVE / Parcel ID 1250204882 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick 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):
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Plan: 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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