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Summary for 2540 Shoreland DR / Parcel ID 5700500236 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Tudor Neighborhood: Mount Baker
Built By: Year Built: 1925
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the National Register of Historic Places.
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
This building is listed on the National Register. Built in 1925, the building was designed by Arthur L. Loveless and owned by L. G. Collins. H. Hayman was the contractor. 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 1925, this sprawling, Tudor-Revival style, single-family dwelling stands on an irregular-shaped lot. The building is oriented to views over Lake Washington on a sloping site 20’ below street level. This 2400 square foot, one-and-a-half story house with a full daylight basement features an irregular plan, measuring approximately 21’ by 67’, with a 4’ by 12’ entrance stoop. A poured concrete foundation supports the wood frame, brick veneer-clad superstructure with stucco and half timbering in the gable ends. Flat clay tile covers the side gable roof. Minimal eave and gable overhangs with decorative trim and bargeboards define the roofline. Wood sash multiple-lite casement, fixed and double hung windows provide day lighting. A concrete pathway leads to the entrance. A freestanding garage of matching materials and design, attached by a narrow wing, services the building.

Detail for 2540 Shoreland DR / Parcel ID 5700500236 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick Foundation(s): Unknown
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Clay Tile
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Irregular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one & ½
Unit Theme(s):
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: 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 2540 Shoreland DR / Parcel ID 5700500236 / Inv #

Photo taken Mar 15, 2004

Photo taken Mar 15, 2004
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