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Summary for 2312 33rd AVE / Parcel ID 5700001730 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Colonial - Colonial Revival Neighborhood: Mount Baker
Built By: Year Built: 1919
Built in 1919 at a cost of $5000, this building was designed by Seattle architects, Riley & Ivey. The architects maintained an office in the Boston Block, room 402. In 1919, J. H. Cone, the building owner, constructed a garage on the lot. In 1925, the building was remodeled. In September of 1938, Clifford V. and Derva Zehrung purchased the building. Mr. Zehrung worked as an office manager for General Paint Corporation. The building was sold again in February of 1942, and by 1943, Lincoln C. Erwin resided in the building. By 1954 through 1958, Harry L. Phillips 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 1919, this compact, Colonial Revival style, single-family dwelling stands on a rectangular lot. The building is oriented to Thirty-Third Avenue South on a flat site at street level. This 1452 square foot, one-story house with a half basement features a rectangular plan, measuring approximately 36’ by 49’, with a 12’ by 5’ recessed front entrance. A poured concrete foundation supports the wood frame, clapboard-clad superstructure. Asphalt composition roofing covers the clipped side gable roof. Slight closed eave and gable overhangs define the roofline. Wood sash 6:6 and smaller multiple-lite windows provide day lighting. A short flight of stairs leads to the front entrance, recessed beneath the main roofline. An internal brick chimney services the building. Prominent corner pilasters and its small stature set this building apart stylistically from other Colonial Revival buildings within the Mount Baker, North Rainier Valley and Beacon Hill neighborhoods.

Detail for 2312 33rd AVE / Parcel ID 5700001730 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
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 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."

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