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Summary for 3332 37th AVE / Parcel ID 5700002945 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman Neighborhood: Mount Baker
Built By: Year Built: 1913
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
Built in 1913 at a cost of $3500, this building was owned by A. Peterson. In April of 1919, Melville W. and Hazel M. Duncan purchased the building and remained through 1943. Mr. Duncan worked as Secretary Treasurer of Duncan & Sons Inc. Frank A. Buck lived in the building by 1951 through 1959. By ca 1960 through 1968, Richard J. Stauch lived in 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 1913, this substantial, Craftsman-influenced, Arts & Crafts style, single-family dwelling is oriented to Thirty-Seventh Avenue South on a flat site 5’ above street level. This 940 square foot, one-and-a-half story house with a full basement features a square plan, measuring 30’ by 30’, with a recessed front stoop. A poured concrete foundation supports the wood frame, shingle, stucco and half-timber-clad superstructure. Asphalt composition roofing covers the cross gable roof and extended front-facing shed roof dormer. Wood sash multiple-lite windows provide day lighting. A short flight of stairs leads to the front entrance with engaged brick pilasters flanking the entrance. A brick chimney services the building.

Detail for 3332 37th AVE / Parcel ID 5700002945 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Stucco Foundation(s): Unknown
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: one & ½
Unit Theme(s):
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: Slight
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 3332 37th AVE / Parcel ID 5700002945 / Inv #

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