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Summary for 2326 33rd AVE / Parcel ID 5700001745 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Prairie Style Neighborhood: Mount Baker
Built By: Year Built: 1925
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
Built in 1925, this building was owned by Julius H. Weideman. Paul F. W. and Ernestine D. Neupert purchased the building in June of 1928. Mr. Neupert was part of Rautman Plumbing & Heating Company, heating and ventilating contractors and engineers, with Fred E. Rautman, C. A. Davis and C. F. Daly. The Neupert’s lived in the building through 1958. In September of 1971, Theodore F. Neupert purchased the building. 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 1925, this substantial, Dutch Colonial Revival style, single-family dwelling stands on a rectangular lot. The building is oriented to Thirty-Third Avenue South on a flat site at street level. This 1338 square foot, two-story house with a full daylight basement features a rectangular plan, measuring approximately 20’ by 47’, with a 6’ by 10’ front stoop. A poured concrete foundation supports the wood frame, clapboard-clad superstructure. Asphalt composition roofing covers the side gable gambrel roof and shed roof dormers. Modest eave and gable overhangs with eave returns define the roofline. Groupings of wood sash windows with multiple-lite transoms on the first story and single-lite windows of various sizes on the second story provide day lighting. A short flight of stairs leads to the front stoop. Classically-influenced columns and pilasters support the front-facing gable roof over the stoop. Internal brick chimneys service the building. The entrance and first story window configuration set this building apart as stylistically unique within the neighborhood.

Detail for 2326 33rd AVE / Parcel ID 5700001745 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gambrel 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 Plan: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: 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."

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