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Summary for 3226 HUNTER BLVD / Parcel ID 5700003405 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman Neighborhood: Mount Baker
Built By: Year Built: 1911
 
Significance
Built in 1911, this building was constructed after Charles A. and Jessie C. Salman purchased the property in November of 1910. Mr. Salman worked as a barber in the Smith Tower, room 206. In 1934, the Salman’s remodeled the interior, including finishing the attic space for storage. By 1943 through 1954, Elmo G. Most lived in the building. By 1958, Allan C. Fultz lived in the building. Warren M. Banks bought the property in January of 1973 for $23,950. Residences flanking Hunter Boulevard provide integral character-defining elements to the overall boulevard composition through their orientation towards the boulevard, their massing, heights, setbacks, dates of construction, and preserved set of architectural style variations. These residences and their individual building elements remain largely intact, conveying the original well-to-do middle class composition of this area. 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 1911, this modest, Arts & Crafts style, single-family bungalow stands on a rectangular lot. The building is oriented to Hunter Boulevard South on a flat site 4’ above street level. This 1536 square foot, one-and-a-half story house with a full daylight basement features a rectangular plan, measuring approximately 48’ by 32’, with a 9’ by 20’ front porch. A poured concrete foundation supports the wood frame, shingle-clad superstructure. Asphalt composition roofing covers the gable front roof. Modest, open eave and gable overhangs with decoratively cut brackets and bargeboards define the roofline. Wood sash windows with transoms provide day lighting. Two flights of stairs lead from the sidewalk to the front porch. A low, solid railing wraps the porch with wood posts having decorative corbels supporting a gable porch roof. An exterior brick chimney services the building. This largely intact building contributes to the visual character of Hunter Boulevard South.

Detail for 3226 HUNTER BLVD / Parcel ID 5700003405 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle Foundation(s): Unknown
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
Unit Theme(s):
Integrity
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: 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.
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 3226 HUNTER BLVD / Parcel ID 5700003405 / Inv #


Photo taken Oct 28, 2003

Photo taken Oct 28, 2003

Photo taken Oct 28, 2003

Photo taken
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