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Summary for 4126 BAKER AVE / Parcel ID 1819800125 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Phillip A. Olson House Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne Neighborhood: Fremont
Built By: Year Built: 1907
This distinctive and intact house is a good example of planbook sourced residential designs that were highly popular and prevalently used by home builders during this era. It was constructed in 1907 and is located in the William Crawford Tracts, which was not platted until April 1905; thus, it was constructed only shortly after the 9.2 acre plat was opened for residential development. This house may have been originally built by and owned by Phillip A. Olson, a long-time Fremont resident. Olson was a Swedish-born carpenter who after 1907 resided nearby at 4076 Baker Avenue NW. By 1921, he resided at 204 Bowdoin Avenue. Olson arrived in Seattle in 1900 and lived most of his life in the Fremont district. He was employed by Todd Shipyards from 1933 until 1946, when he retired. He died in early July 1954 (Obit. Seattle Times 7/11/1954). The house was converted to a duplex ca. 1956. The property appears to have remained in the Olson family until it was purchased by David R. Dellaplain in 1966.
Located mid-block uphill from street with façade oriented to the west. 1-1/2 story, wood-frame, single family residence that has been converted to a duplex. Measures approx. 26’ x 38’ w/partial concrete foundation and daylight basement. Front gable form with pedimented main gable and cutaway entry porch. Large one-story bay windows located at front and south elevations. Gable dormers located at north & south elevations. Original narrow horizontal cedar siding appears to remain in place. Original double-hung wooden windows appear to remain in place. Cottage type windows with ornate leaded glass typical at bay windows. Design of this house appears to be from a popular planbook source.

Detail for 4126 BAKER AVE / Parcel ID 1819800125 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Roof Material(s):
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
Seattle Public Library – Biographical Index File
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.
King County Tax Assessor's Record Cards (ca. 1932-1972) - Washington State Archives.
Baist, William. Baist’s Real Estate Atlas of Surveys of Seattle, Wash. Philadelphia: W. G. Baist, 1905, 1908 and 1912.

Photo collection for 4126 BAKER AVE / Parcel ID 1819800125 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Apr 07, 2009
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