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Summary for 3653 S HANFORD ST S / Parcel ID 9834700010 / 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 ca 1918, this building was designed by Seattle architect, Edward Merritt, and owned by O’Neil and Taggart. By 1936, Albert E. and Jeanne E. Bauer resided in the building. Mr. Bauer worked as a salesman for A. Kristoferson Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Bauer resided previously at 2519 Fourteenth Avenue South in Apartment 421. Earle V. White lived in the building by 1940, followed by Walter G. Kappler by 1943. J. E. Lurie lived in the building by 1951, Frank H. Taylor lived in the building by 1953 through 1961, and Cecil J. Smith occupied the building by 1965 through 1968. Architect Edward L. Merritt (1881-?) practiced in Seattle from 1909 until 1938. He was associated with Jud Yoho, owner of the Craftsman Bungalow Company and publisher of Bungalow Magazine (ca. 1909-18). In 1917, Merritt took over the Craftsman Bungalow Company with Yoho as an associate. Yoho & Merritt published their last plan book of Craftsman bungalows in 1920 and published a plan book on Colonial homes in 1921. Yoho & Merritt designed Craftsman style bungalows in Wallingford, Green Lake, the University District, and the Northgate area. 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 substantial, Colonial Revival style, single-family dwelling is oriented to South Hanford Street on a flat corner site 7’ above street level. This 763 square foot, one-and-a-half story house with a full basement features a rectangular plan, measuring approximately 31’ by 23’, with a 5’ by 9’ front porch. A poured concrete foundation supports the wood frame, shingle-clad superstructure. Asphalt composition roofing covers the side gambrel roof. Nearly flush eaves and flush gables define the roofline. A gable roofed dormer with cornice returns projects off the side facade. Multiple wood sash double hung windows with wood casings provide day lighting. A half round window highlights the gable end. A flight of stairs leads from the street corner to the front entrance. Paired Classically-influenced columns support a flat roof sheltering the entrance. A prominent exterior brick chimney services the building.

Detail for 3653 S HANFORD ST S / Parcel ID 9834700010 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle Foundation(s): Unknown
Roof Type(s): 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."
Ore, Janet and Jud Yoho. (1997). “The Bungalow Craftsman and the Development of Seattle Suburbs,” in Shaping Communities and Perspectives in Vernacular Architecture. Ed. by Hudgins & Crowley. Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Press.
Shaping Seattle Architecture: A Historical Guide to the Architects. Jeffrey Karl Ochsner, ed. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1994.

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