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Summary for 2350 Shoreland DR / Parcel ID 5700500175 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Colonial - Colonial Revival Neighborhood: Mount Baker
Built By: Year Built: 1926
Built in 1926, the residence was occupied by Dr. John A. Duncan by 1940 through 1968. In 1950, Dr. Duncan hired Seattle architect, Jesse Warren, to design alterations to the building. Architect Jesse Warren worked in Seattle at various times between 1928 and 1950. 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 1926, this substantial, Colonial Revival style, single-family dwelling stands on a rectangular lot. The building is oriented to views over Lake Washington on a sloped site. This 972 square foot, two-story house with a full daylight basement features a rectangular plan, measuring approximately 36’ by 27’, with a 4’ by 11’ recessed front porch. A poured concrete foundation supports the wood frame, clapboard-clad superstructure. Asphalt composition roofing covers the side gable roof and projecting hipped eaves over the first story. Overhanging eaves with boxed soffits having decorative paired brackets, eave returns and flush gable ends define the roofline. A second roofline projects above the first story around the entire building to shelter the slightly larger volume of the first story. Wood sash 4:1 double hung windows, symmetrically placed, provide day lighting to the first and second stories. All windows feature painted wood casings. A concrete pathway leads to the recessed front entrance. A Classically-inspired corner column supports the extended roofline sheltering the stoop. An attached garage at the north end and a brick chimney service the building. A second story sun porch extends over the garage.

Detail for 2350 Shoreland DR / Parcel ID 5700500175 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood - Clapboard 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: two
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."
Dietz, Duane, “Architects and Landscape Architects of Seattle, 1876 to 1959 and Beyond,” unpublished paper. University of Washington Libraries, July 1993.

Photo collection for 2350 Shoreland DR / Parcel ID 5700500175 / Inv #

Photo taken Nov 06, 2003

Photo taken

Photo taken Nov 06, 2003

Photo taken Nov 06, 2003
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