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Summary for 3601 38th AVE / Parcel ID 5700003115 / 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, this building was owned by the Hunter Tract Improvement Company. They hired Bennett & Armstrong, a contractor, to build a garage in 1916. By 1938, Roger and Helen L. Jayne resided in the building. The Jayne’s previously resided at 3711 Thirty-Eighth Avenue South from 1930 to 1937. Mr. Jayne worked as a manager at Bookstaver-Burns Lumber Company in 1930 and as a manager for Burns Lumber Company in 1937. The 1940 Polk directory lists the building as vacant. By 1943, Jack G. Grantham and Thomas C. Owen lived in the building, followed by Frank C. Adams by 1951 through 1968. 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 stands on a corner lot. The building is oriented to Thirty-Eighth Avenue South on a flat site 4’ above street level. This 1248 square foot, one-and-a-half story house with a full daylight basement features a rectangular plan, measuring approximately 48’ by 28’, with a full width front porch. A poured concrete foundation supports the wood frame, shingle- and clapboard-clad superstructure. Asphalt composition roofing covers the cross gable roof and gable roof dormer. Broad, open overhanging eaves and gables with exposed rafters, purlins, decorative brackets and prominent bargeboards define the roofline. Wood sash windows provide day lighting. A short flight of stairs leads to the front porch. Brick piers with a low railing between and supporting short wood piers carry the porch roof. An extraordinary, unique twin gambrel roof shelters the outer corner of the porch. A brick chimney services the building. The roof detailing and porch piers set this building apart as unique within the neighborhood.

Detail for 3601 38th AVE / Parcel ID 5700003115 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Unknown
Roof Type(s): Gable, Gambrel 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 Windows: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: 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."

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