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Summary for 7003 34TH AVE / Parcel ID 808190-0075 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Tudor Neighborhood: Crown Hill/Ballard
Built By: Year Built: 1927

Residential Ballard is generally described as extending from the 8th Avenue NW to the east and the bluff to the west, and from NW 85th Street on the north to NW 65th Street to the south. The area primarily contains single family houses, but also includes a collection of mutli-family dwellings, commercial buildings, schools, churches, and other buildings. Most of the historic buildings in Ballard are modest cottages and builder's houses, and were not architect-designed. Building styles include, but are not limited to, Victorian (primarily Queen Anne), vernacular, Craftsman, American Foursquare, Colonial Revival (including variations), Tudor Revival, Minimal Traditional, and Ranch. The historic building fabric of Ballard is threatened by a rapid pace of development.

The City of Ballard was incorporated in 1890. It was the first community to incorporate after Washington achieved statehood in 1889. Although population increased rapidly, north Ballard was still relatively rural. In 1907, primarily due to lack of adequate water for its population of 15,000, Ballard citizens voted to be annexed to Seattle to ensure a good water supply for the area.

After annexation Ballard’s street names were changed to conform to Seattle’s: Ship Street turned into 65th Street, Main Street became 15th Avenue.  During the Great Depression and World War II, construction in Ballard nearly ground to a halt, with the exception of some houses built by Earl F. Mench. However, following World War II, fueled by the G.I. bill and the rise of the automobile, Ballard boomed again, and new housing followed. In recent years, the demand for new housing has spurred a tremendous amount of change in Ballard, with old, modest houses being replaced by large box houses and multi-family units. These changes threaten to alter the character and feeling of this historic neighborhood.

Single family tudor home, built in 1927.

According to the 1928 directory, a Peter B. Thompson and his wife Bess S., resided at this

address.  Reviewing additional directories suggests that the Thompson family has resided here

until at least 1935.

The Sewer Card, with the Owner listed as Peter Thompson, suggests that he both resided and

built the house.

Additionally, Peter's profession is associated with the Beach Pharmacy (#138), which remained

his profession until at least 1935.

By 1954, Vice President and Accountant Executive for Ruthrauff and Ryan Inc. resided here

(Joseph. D. and Frances Mcguire).

By July 1955 the home appears to have been vacant, at which is was for sale for $19,750.


Ballard Historical Society Classic Home Tour guides.

Crowley, Walt. Seattle Neighborhoods: Ballard--Thumbnail History.  HistoryLink File # 983, accessed 6/1/16.

King County Tax Assessor Records, 1937-2014.  

McAlester, Virginia Savage.

A Field Guide to American Houses (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Alfred A> Knopf Press, 2013.

Oschsner, Jeffrey Karl

Shaping Seattle Architecture: A Historical Guide to the Architects. Seattle, WA: University of

Washington Press, 1994.

Passport to Ballard: The Centennial Story. Seattle, WA: Ballard News Tribune, 1988.


Constructed in 1927, this 1.5 story Tudor Revival-style single-family house is irregular in plan, sits on a

concrete foundation, is clad with brick veneer with wood shingles on the second floor, and features a

complex asphalt-clad roof system, which includes some hipped and gabled elements. The front façade is

dominated by a turret, which houses the arched entry. To the right of the turret is the attached single-

car garage, with a hipped roof. To the left of the turret is a gabled bay with a large multi-light leaded

glass window. The front façade is dominated by a gables that includes a large nine-light fixed pane

window.  Fenestration includes fixed pane and casement leaded glass windows. The house has an

exterior brick capped chimney at the south façade. The house has been altered very little and retains

most aspects of integrity.

Detail for 7003 34TH AVE / Parcel ID 808190-0075 / Inv # 0

Classication: District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick, Wood Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable, Hip, Varied roof lines Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Irregular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one & ½
Unit Theme(s):
: Slight
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 7003 34TH AVE / Parcel ID 808190-0075 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Feb 01, 2016

Photo taken Feb 01, 2016

Photo taken Jan 01, 1900
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