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Summary for 3300 LAKEWOOD AVE / Parcel ID 5700004140 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Spanish - Mediterranean Neighborhood: Mount Baker
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 designed by Seattle architect, Roy Rogers, and owned by Abe Sherman. The building was valued at $15,000. Frederick, Junior and Dorothy Mercy occupied the building ca 1935. Mr. Mercy was vice president of First National Theatres Inc. Junior Amusement Company purchased the building in February of 1937. By 1944 through 1958, Henry and Rose S. Silver occupied the building. Roy D. Rogers practiced architecture in Seattle from 1903 through 1934. He had partnerships with Kerr and Jackson early in his career and later had his own practice. He designed several houses in Magnolia during the 1920s. 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 1928, this Mediterranean-influenced, Spanish Revival style, single-family dwelling stands on a rectangular corner lot overlooking Lake Washington. The building is oriented to Lakewood Avenue South on a sloping site at street level. This 1932 square foot, two-story house with a full daylight basement features an L-shaped plan, measuring approximately 42’ by 57’, with a recessed front stoop. A poured concrete foundation supports the wood frame, stucco-clad superstructure. Clay tile covers the gable roof. Wood sash casement and double hung windows provide day lighting. A short flight of steps leads to the front entrance. An engaged stuccoed brick chimney with gabled tile chimney cap services the building. Large arched first story windows, metal second story balconies, and the building’s overall architectural style set it apart within the neighborhood.

Detail for 3300 LAKEWOOD AVE / Parcel ID 5700004140 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Stucco Foundation(s): Unknown
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Clay Tile
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: L-Shape
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s):
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: 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."
Architects file cards, Seattle Department of Neighborhood, Historic Preservation Program.
Dietz, Duane, “Architects and Landscape Architects of Seattle, 1876 to 1959 and Beyond,” unpublished paper. University of Washington Libraries, July 1993.

Photo collection for 3300 LAKEWOOD AVE / Parcel ID 5700004140 / Inv #

Photo taken Oct 23, 2003

Photo taken Oct 23, 2003

Photo taken Oct 23, 2003

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