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Summary for 2506 33rd AVE / Parcel ID 5700001640 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: American Foursquare Neighborhood: Mount Baker
Built By: Year Built: 1910
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
Built in 1910, this building was purchased by Reinier and Anna N. Beeuwkes in August of 1919. In 1922, the Beeuwkes’ added a sun porch. Mr. Beeuwkes was an electrical engineer with Chicago Milwaukee St Paul & Pacific Railroad Company. The Beeuwke family also included Martha and Marjorie, both students at the University of Washington. By 1954, Charles A. Ives occupied the building, continuing through 1958. In May of 1966, John C. K. purchased the building for $14,750. In November of 1972, Robert Peterson bought the residence for $19,500. 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 1910, this substantial, American Foursquare style, single-family dwelling stands on a rectangular lot. The building is oriented to Thirty-Third Avenue South on a flat site 3’ above street level. This 1060 square foot, two-story house with a full daylight basement features a rectangular plan, measuring approximately 40’ by 28’, with a 13’ by 6’ recessed front stoop. A poured concrete foundation supports the wood frame, clapboard- clad superstructure. Asphalt composition roofing covers the hip roof and hip roof front dormer. Broad, open eave overhangs with exposed rafters define the roofline. Wood sash 1:1 windows provide day lighting. Windows feature painted wood casings. Smaller second story windows feature wood window boxes. A decorative belt course wraps around the building below the second story windowsills. A short direct flight of stairs leads to the recessed front entrance. Classically-influenced columns support a low-pitched hip roof over the stoop. The columns stand on a low solid railing. A brick chimney services the building.

Detail for 2506 33rd AVE / Parcel ID 5700001640 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Hip Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Square
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."

Photo collection for 2506 33rd AVE / Parcel ID 5700001640 / Inv #

Photo taken Nov 06, 2003

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