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Summary for 2847 33rd AVE / Parcel ID 5700001190 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Colonial - Dutch Colonial Neighborhood: Mount Baker
Built By: Year Built: 1921
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
Built in 1921, this building was owned by John D. Hall. In May of 1926, the building was owned by Emile G. and Meta E. Champreux, who constructed a garage on the site. Mr. Champreux worked as an engineer for the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company. The Champreux’s remained in the building through 1958. 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 1921, this substantial, Dutch Colonial Revival style, single-family dwelling stands on a rectangular lot. The building is oriented to Thirty-Third Avenue South on a flat site 3’ above street level. This 872 square foot, two-story house with a full basement features a rectangular plan, measuring approximately 36’ by 22’, with an 8’ by 4’ front stoop. A poured concrete foundation supports the wood frame, shiplap and shingle (upper portion) clad superstructure. Asphalt composition roofing covers the gambrel roof and extended shed roof dormer. Modest eave and gable overhangs with a boxed soffit define the roofline. Wood windows with multiple-pane upper sash provide day lighting. Two flights of stairs lead to the front stoop. A formal elliptical roof carried on Classically-influenced columns shelters the open stoop. An exterior brick gable-end chimney services the building. The formal elliptical stoop roof sets this building apart as distinct within the Mount Baker neighborhood.

Detail for 2847 33rd AVE / Parcel ID 5700001190 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood - Shiplap Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
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: two
Unit Theme(s):
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
Changes to Windows: Slight
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 2847 33rd AVE / Parcel ID 5700001190 / Inv #

Photo taken Nov 05, 2003

Photo taken Nov 05, 2003
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