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Summary for 3402 HUNTER BLVD / Parcel ID 5700003245 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Tudor - Cottage Neighborhood: Mount Baker
Built By: Year Built: 1927
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
Built in 1927, this building was purchased by John and Hannah E. Rolin in September of the same year. Mr. Rolin was a watch repairer with Carrolls Jewelry store, the oldest continuously operated jewelry store in Seattle. Irman Polishuk bought the building in September of 1941 and resided in the building through 1958. Residences flanking Hunter Boulevard provide integral character-defining elements to the overall boulevard composition through their orientation towards the boulevard, their massing, heights, setbacks, dates of construction, and preserved set of architectural style variations. These residences and their individual building elements remain largely intact, conveying the original well-to-do middle class composition of this area. 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 1927, this Tudor-Revival style, single-family cottage stands on a corner lot. The building is oriented to Hunter Boulevard South on a flat site slightly above street level. This 1209 square foot, one-and-a-half story house with a half basement features an L-shaped plan, measuring approximately 38’ by 38’ by 4’ by 16’, with a 7’ by 19’ front porch. A poured concrete foundation supports the wood frame, stucco-clad superstructure. Asphalt composition roofing covers the steeply pitched cross gable roof and shed roofed dormers. Modest closed eave and gable overhangs with up-turned eaves over the front entrance define the roofline. Multiple-lite wood sash windows with Palladian motif windows in the gable ends provide day lighting. A flight of stairs leads to the recessed front entrance. Round arched entryways frame the recessed stoop with an open porch having a low railing extending along the front of the house. A brick chimney services the building. The later date of construction, original arched entrance doorway with round window, Tudor Revival cottage style and Palladian motif windows set this building apart from other predominantly Craftsman-influenced Arts & Crafts buildings along Hunter Boulevard South. This intact building contributes to the visual character of Hunter Boulevard South.

Detail for 3402 HUNTER BLVD / Parcel ID 5700003245 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Stucco Foundation(s): Unknown
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: L-Shape
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one & ½
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 3402 HUNTER BLVD / Parcel ID 5700003245 / Inv #

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Photo taken Oct 28, 2003

Photo taken Oct 28, 2003
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