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Summary for 3603 LAKEWOOD AVE / Parcel ID 5700004130 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Colonial - Georgian Revival Neighborhood: Mount Baker
Built By: Year Built: 1926
 
Significance
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
Built in 1926, this building was owned by F. M. Dener. The building cost approximately $10,000. It was purchased by Abe and Rebecca Weinstein in January of 1929. Mr. Weinstein worked at Weinstein Brothers, a women’s wholesale company. By 1944, Betty Aronin also lived in the residence for a brief period. The Weinstein’s remained through 1958. Gerald H. Jacobs purchased the building in February of 1967 for $34,500, and it was purchased by Charlie P. Huey in January of 1972 for $42,000. 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 1926, this Georgian Revival style, single-family dwelling stands on a rectangular lot. The building is oriented to Lakewood Avenue South on a sloped site 3’ above street level. This 1419 square foot, two-story house with a full daylight basement features a rectangular plan, measuring approximately 35’ by 43’, with a 13’ by 10’ front stoop. A poured concrete foundation supports the wood frame, brick-clad superstructure. Asphalt composition roofing covers the hip roof. Slight eave overhangs with decorative modillions define the roofline. Wood sash double hung 8:1 leaded glass windows provide day lighting. Windows feature rowlock brick sills. A short flight of stairs leads to the front stoop. Classically-influenced columns support a flat roof. A low metal railing bounds the stoop roof. Two brick chimneys service the building. The unusual yellow and red brick color combined with the tile door surround set this building apart from others within the neighborhood.

Detail for 3603 LAKEWOOD AVE / Parcel ID 5700004130 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick, Brick - Common Bond Foundation(s): Brick
Roof Type(s): Hip Roof Material(s):
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s):
Integrity
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: 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 3603 LAKEWOOD AVE / Parcel ID 5700004130 / Inv #


Photo taken Mar 12, 2004

Photo taken Mar 12, 2004

Photo taken Oct 22, 2003

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