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Summary for 2619 Mount Saint Helens PL / Parcel ID 5700002640 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: American Foursquare- Colonial Neighborhood: Mount Baker
Built By: Year Built: 1924
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
Built in 1924, this building was owned by Mabel Angus. Mabelle C. Hinckley purchased the building in April of 1935. By ca 1937, George W. and Marguerite L. David moved into the building. Mr. David was a captain in the United States Coast Guard. By 1944, Frank Hardesty lived in the building, followed by Grenville M. Jordon from 1954 through 1958. 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 1924, this compact, Colonial-influenced, American Foursquare style, single-family dwelling stands on a rectangular lot. The building is oriented to Mount Saint Helens Place South on a sloped site at street level. This 1258 square foot, two-and-a-half story house with a full daylight basement features a nearly square plan, measuring 37’ by 34’, with a semi-circular front stoop. A poured concrete foundation supports the wood frame, wire cut brick veneer-clad superstructure. Asphalt composition roofing covers the hipped roof. Flush eaves with wood trim and projecting wall gabled dormers define the roofline. The front gable roof dormer and wall dormers feature decorative cornice returns. The type and placement of the wall dormers is unique within the Mount Baker Neighborhood. Paired 8:1 wood sash single hung windows provide day lighting. All windows feature cast stone sills. The prominent semi-circular entrance features two columns supporting a small second story balcony. Sidelights flank the front doorway. The configuration of the entrance is also a unique feature. A brick chimney services the building.

Detail for 2619 Mount Saint Helens PL / Parcel ID 5700002640 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick Foundation(s):
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 & ½
Unit Theme(s):
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Plan: 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."

Photo collection for 2619 Mount Saint Helens PL / Parcel ID 5700002640 / Inv #

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Photo taken Mar 10, 2004

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