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Summary for 2706 Mount Saint Helens PL / Parcel ID 5700003565 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Tudor Neighborhood: Mount Baker
Built By: Year Built: 1914
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
Built in 1914, this building was purchased by Byron L. and Lena K. Sutton in November of 1918. Mr. Sutton was a rancher. Ca 1923, Mr. Sutton hired contractor, Garland & Fitzgerald, to subdivide the attic into two bedrooms and a bathroom. By 1954, William J. Foley lived in the building. Howard E. Beam purchased the building in January of 1956 for $20,950. Gertrude Spangler purchased the property in July of 1957 for $22,800. Wesley C. Monsen then purchased the building in June of 1958, and it was again sold in July of 1959 for $25,000. 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 1914, this vertically-emphasized, Tudor Revival style, single-family dwelling stands on an irregular lot at the intersection of Mount Adams and Mount Saint Helens Place South. The building is sited on a flat site 3’ above street level. This 1564 square foot, two-and-a-half story house with a full daylight basement features a rectangular plan, measuring approximately 28’ by 45’, with a 5’ by 17’ front stoop. A poured concrete foundation supports the wood frame, brick veneer- (first story) and stucco- (upper stories) clad superstructure. Half-timbering accents the half story gable ends. Asphalt composition roofing covers the gable roof. Wood sash 1:1 double hung and casement windows provide day lighting. Upper story windows feature painted wood trim. Segmented brick arches highlight the front entrance with a low metal railing above. A brick chimney services the building. Stylistically, the building holds strong ties with 2623 Mount Saint Helens Place South in terms of overall form, entrance configuration and exterior cladding.

Detail for 2706 Mount Saint Helens PL / Parcel ID 5700003565 / 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: Irregular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two & 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."

Photo collection for 2706 Mount Saint Helens PL / Parcel ID 5700003565 / Inv #

Photo taken Nov 06, 2003

Photo taken Mar 10, 2004

Photo taken Mar 10, 2004

Photo taken Mar 10, 2004
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