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Summary for 3034 10th AVE / Parcel ID 701520-0930 / Inv #

Historic Name: Van Hollebeke, George and Helen, House Common Name:
Style: Tudor 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 is one of two adjoining houses built by Joseph L. Grandey, who built several large homes in the vicinity. There is no record of an architect, so it may have been built from a catalog plan, as was common at the time. The first owners were Albert J. Edelbrock and his wife Cora, who lived here from 1932 until 1946. It was then purchased by George J. Van Hollebeke, a Boeing machinist, and his wife Helen. They remained here for more than forty years, until the 1980s. The house is highly intact, although a 162-square-foot sunroom and a deck, designed by George Suyama, was added on the rear (east) in 1989. Some windows were replaced in 1997. 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 house has a gable-and-wing form with a prominent front gable and a gabled dormer to the north. The arched entry is at the north side of the main gable, with an arched oak door and a wide cast stone surround with a keystone. Cladding is red brick with horizontal wood siding and a louvered vent in the front gable end. There are relatively few windows on the front, with a large leaded six-over-one window below the dormer, three double-hung windows on the second floor and small leaded glass casements on the first floor and in the dormer. Other windows are primarily six-over-one or one-over-one double hung sash, singly or in pairs. The landscaping matches the formality of the house, with a hedge, a curving path and two trees in front.

Detail for 3034 10th AVE / Parcel ID 701520-0930 / 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: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Plan: Slight
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 3034 10th AVE / Parcel ID 701520-0930 / Inv #

Photo taken Feb 17, 2003
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