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Summary for 3033 19th AVE / Parcel ID 0597000505 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Colonial - Colonial Revival, Vernacular Neighborhood: Beacon Hill
Built By: Year Built: 1925
Built in 1925, this building was owned by Erik Anderson. Mr. Anderson resided at 3020 Nineteenth Avenue South in 1931 and also owned 3025 Nineteenth Avenue South. Arthur Heester purchased the property in September of 1937 and remained through 1961. D. J. Edwards bought the building in August of 1962 for $15,500. In July of 1966, Kaz Ishimitsu purchased the property for $16,000 and remained in the house through 1968. Fred T. Kishida purchased the building in July of 1972 for $17,500. Beacon Hill is a long north-south tending ridge located southeast of downtown Seattle and stands 350 feet at its highest point. The hill’s steep topography deterred substantial Euro-American settlement through the early 1880s. Then, development of the area was stimulated by the introduction of streetcar lines in the 1890s, its proximity to Seattle’s main industrial area to the west, and the regrading of the hill’s north end in the early 1900s. Originally acquired by the City in 1898, Jefferson Park was integrated into Seattle’s Olmsted system of parks, and the Olmsted Brothers prepared a plan for the park in 1912. The first public golf course west of the Mississippi opened at Jefferson Park in 1915. Jefferson Park has exerted a profound positive influence on the development of the Beacon Hill neighborhood. Because of its proximity to the International District, Japanese and Chinese families moved to Beacon Hill starting in the 1920s. World War I and II stimulated a surge in housing development associated with wartime industry. The construction of Interstate 5 in the 1960s and Interstate 90 in the 1980s sliced through the neighborhoods and contributed to Beacon Hill’s relative isolation. Today, Beacon Hill is an ethnically diverse working class community, which has a mixed Asian, Chicano, African American, and Caucasian population.
Built in 1925, this Colonial Revival style, single-family dwelling stands on a rectangular lot. The building is oriented to Nineteenth Avenue South on a flat site 7’ above street level. This 1140 square foot, single-story house with a full daylight basement features a rectangular plan, measuring approximately 28’ by 39’, with a front stoop. A poured concrete foundation supports the wood frame, clapboard-clad superstructure. Asphalt composition roofing covers the clipped side gable roof and eyebrow dormers. Modest, closed eave and gable overhangs define the roofline. Wood sash multiple-pane windows with painted wood casings provide day lighting. An exterior gable end brick chimney services the building. An integrated, below-grade garage provides off street parking. The eyebrow dormers set this building apart as distinctive within the Beacon Hill neighborhood.

Detail for 3033 19th AVE / Parcel ID 0597000505 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s):
Roof Type(s): Gable - Clipped Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s):
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: 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.
Tobin, Caroline. (2004) "Beacon Hill Historic Context Statement."

Photo collection for 3033 19th AVE / Parcel ID 0597000505 / Inv #

Photo taken Nov 06, 2003

Photo taken Nov 06, 2003

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