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Summary for 3017 10th AVE / Parcel ID 701520-1055 / Inv #

Historic Name: McBride, John & Anne, House Common Name:
Style: Colonial - Georgian Revival Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1930
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the National Register of Historic Places.
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
In the opinion of the survey, this property is located in a potential historic districe (National and/or local).
This house, a nicely detailed example of the Georgian Revival style, was one of many on Queen Anne built as a speculative house by the contracting firm of Beck and Rasmussen. This style was very popular in this neighborhood, and many others are similar to this one. The first owner is not known but it was purchased in 1938 by Bruce MacDougall, a city attorney, and his wife, Helen. Later occupants included Paul and Loretta Baker (1948-50s) and Leon and Agnes Settle (1960s). The current owners, John and Anne McBride, have owned the house since 1968. Queen Anne Park, bounded roughly by W. Bertona, W. Barrett, Seventh Avenue W. and Eleventh Avenue W., was developed in 1926 by the Fred W. Keen Company, with the intention of creating an exclusive gated community. A key feature of the subdivision was its curving streets, laid out by Morford & Mowrey, Civil Engineers, to reduce the steep grades and “lend beauty to the homesites.” Each site had a view, with some houses being built on speculation and others for owners. Construction and sales were done by the J. L. Grandey Company. The company took great pride in the fact that concrete streets, sidewalks and utility installation were all completed before home construction began. Plans were made for 230 homes; however, the stock market crash of 1929 occurred before they were all built, so development occurred more slowly than planned. The result is that the numerous Revival styles from the 1920s-30s are mixed with buildings from the 1950s-60s. It was the first housing addition on Queen Anne to deviate from the standard rectilinear street grid, instead applying a curvilinear layout that responded to the contours of the terrain. The same notions of site design were used in the Maple View Park Addition, and Hill’s Queen Anne Park, which followed in 1927 and 1929.
This is a well-detailed example of the Georgian Revival style, with a symmetrical façade and a side gable roof with modillions. The brick cladding is in shades of red and brown. The center bay is marked by a roof gable that pierces the eaves. The entry portico, reached by two steps, has a flat modillioned roof supported by two pairs of round columns. The oak door looks original, with an arched window and sidelights. Windows all have leaded glass. Above the entry are three small arched diamond-paned windows, with an arched louvered vent above in the gable. The entry is flanked by two three-part windows with large fixed center sections and six-over-one side windows; both have prominent cast stone lintels. On each side of the second story is a group of three six-over-one double-hung windows. Windows on other elevations are six-over-one leaded glass sash. There is an external brick chimney on the east elevation.

Detail for 3017 10th AVE / Parcel ID 701520-1055 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
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.
Morford, George E., "Concrete Pavements First Improvement Specified for Queen Anne Park, Seattle," Concrete Highways and Public Improvements, February 1928.

Photo collection for 3017 10th AVE / Parcel ID 701520-1055 / Inv #

Photo taken Feb 13, 2003
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