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Summary for 2641 Cascadia AVE / Parcel ID 5700003620 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Tudor Neighborhood: Mount Baker
Built By: Year Built: 1926
 
Significance
Built in 1926, the residence cost approximately $12,000. Carmen F. and Agnes A. Bridge bought the property in April of 1926 and remained through 1961. Mr. Bridge was treasurer for Washington Iron Works. The Bridge’s resided previously in the Biltmore Apartments. James Carl Barnard bought the building in September of 1963 for $20,000 and remained 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.
 
Appearance
Built in 1926, this compact, Tudor Revival style, single-family cottage stands on a rectangular lot. The building is oriented to Cascadia Avenue South on a flat site 8’ above street level. This 1219 square foot, one-and-a-half story house with a full daylight basement features a rectangular plan, measuring approximately 37’ by 47’, with a 25’ by 9’ front porch. A poured concrete foundation supports the wood frame, brick- (first story) and stucco- (half story) clad superstructure. Half-timbering accents the half story gable ends. Asphalt composition roofing covers the steeply pitched side gable roof. Wood sash multiple lite double hung and casement windows provide day lighting. A prominent gable end brick chimney services the building.

Detail for 2641 Cascadia AVE / Parcel ID 5700003620 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick, Stucco Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
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):
Integrity
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: 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 2641 Cascadia AVE / Parcel ID 5700003620 / Inv #


Photo taken Nov 06, 2003

Photo taken Nov 06, 2003

Photo taken Nov 06, 2003

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