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Summary for 3028 CASCADIA AVE / Parcel ID 5700004410 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Colonial - Colonial Revival Neighborhood: Mount Baker
Built By: Year Built: 1918
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
Built in 1918, this building was owned by George and Sarah B. Black by 1923. They constructed a pergola and port cochere on the property in 1923. Ralph H. Loe purchased the building in October of 1927. Mr. Loe was a physician with an office at 720 Medical Dental Building. By 1943, Robert D. Moser and Edward D. Cox resided in the building. Seattle Trust and Savings Bank bought the building in July of 1945. Later in July of that year, Irene K. Hamlin bought the building for $24,500. Henry M. Smith purchased the building in February of 1946 for $37,000. Walther E. Fallon purchased the building in November of 1954 for $37,000, and he resided in the building through 1958. 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 1918, this Colonial Revival style single-family dwelling stands on an irregular lot. The building is oriented to Cascadia Avenue South on a site that slopes to the rear. The 1883 square foot, two-and-one-half story house with a full daylight basement features a rectangular plan, measuring approximately 52’ by 38’, with a 6’ by 13’ stoop. A poured concrete foundation supports the wood frame, blond brick-clad superstructure. Asphalt composition roofing covers the hipped roof. Closed eaves define the roofline. The second story windows consist of two pairs of 8:1 and two 6:1 windows with a faux keystone in the flat arch. The main floor has two bands of four 4:1 windows on either side of the front entry. The entry is sheltered by an understated portico supported by two pairs of columns at each corner. There is a wrought iron balcony above the roof. The roofline has two prominent round dormers, each with eight-pane round windows. Two prominent side chimneys service this house.

Detail for 3028 CASCADIA AVE / Parcel ID 5700004410 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Hip Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two & ½
Unit Theme(s):
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 3028 CASCADIA AVE / Parcel ID 5700004410 / Inv #

Photo taken Mar 15, 2004

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Photo taken Nov 04, 2003

Photo taken Nov 04, 2003
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