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Summary for 1415 LAKE WASHINGTON BLVD / Parcel ID 1250202438 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Tudor - Cottage Neighborhood: Mount Baker
Built By: Year Built: 1928
Built in 1928, the residence was occupied by Charles B. Stead by 1940 through 1943. The building was listed in 1951 as vacant. Vivian R. Willis lived in the building by 1953 through 1961. By 1965 through 1968, Edison G. Dorland lived in the house. 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 1928, this Tudor Revival style single-family cottage stands on a rectangular lot. The building is oriented to Lake Washington Boulevard South on a sloping site 8’ above street level. This 954 square foot, one-and-a-half story house with a full basement features a rectangular plan, measuring approximately 28’ by 35’, with a small front stoop. A poured concrete foundation supports the wood frame, brick clad superstructure. Asphalt composition roofing covers the cross gable roof. Nearly flush eaves and flush gables with rake trim define the roofline. Wood sash multiple-and large single-pane windows provide day lighting. A long flight of stairs leads to the front stoop. The extended slope of the main roofline shelters the stoop. A brick chimney services the building.

Detail for 1415 LAKE WASHINGTON BLVD / Parcel ID 1250202438 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Wood - Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan:
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one & 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."

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