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Summary for 3804 S McClellan ST S / Parcel ID 5700003585 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: American Foursquare - Craftsman Neighborhood: Mount Baker
Built By: Year Built: 1916
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
Built in 1916 at a cost of $5000, this building was purchased by Emma C. L. and Henry F. Dailey in April of the same year. H. Dailey was the builder. By 1944, John M. Hutchinson lived in the building, followed by Victor J. Haus by 1954 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 1916, this substantial, Craftsman-influenced American Foursquare style, single-family dwelling stands on a rectangular corner lot. The building is oriented to South McClellan Street on a flat site 6’ above street level. This 2006 square foot, two-story house with a full daylight basement features a rectangular plan, measuring approximately 52’ by 32’, with a small front stoop. A poured concrete foundation supports the wood frame, brick veneer- (first story) and stucco with half timbering- (second story) clad superstructure. Asphalt composition roofing covers the hipped roof. Broad overhanging eaves with exposed rafters define the roofline. Wood sash 1:1 double hung windows provide day lighting. Segmented arches frame the first story triple window groupings. Upper story windows feature painted wood trim. A direct flight of stairs leads to the main entrance. The building’s composition provides a stepped form ending in the projecting front entrance. A brick chimney services the building. The stature and prominent site identify this as one of the more remarkable buildings in the neighborhood.

Detail for 3804 S McClellan ST S / Parcel ID 5700003585 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick, Stucco 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
Unit Theme(s):
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: 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 3804 S McClellan ST S / Parcel ID 5700003585 / Inv #

Photo taken Nov 06, 2003

Photo taken Nov 06, 2003
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