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Summary for 2324 CHEASTY BLVD / Parcel ID 3677400030 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Tudor - Cottage Neighborhood: North Rainier Valley
Built By: Year Built: 1929
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
The North Rainier Valley consists of a depression created by glaciation between the ridges of Beacon Hill and Mount Baker. The valley derives its name from Mount Rainier because of stunning views of the mountain. The area’s growth followed the early streetcar line, which was completed to Columbia City in 1890. The North Rainier Valley includes the area north of Columbia City and contained many early vegetable farms. Commercial development followed along the streetcar line, with housing built nearby. During the first decades of the 20th century, the area between Massachusetts and Atlantic Streets was home to Seattle’s largest Italian enclave, “Garlic Gulch.” Dugdale Ball Park opened on the corner of Rainier Avenue and McClellan Street in 1913, and was succeeded by Sick’s Stadium in 1938. World War II precipitated a surge in housing development, including the public housing project, Rainier Vista, in 1943. Following the war, the area attracted a mix of African-Americans, Asians, and Filipinos. Today this diverse, low-to-middle income neighborhood is unique within Seattle with its long narrow form focused on the Rainier Avenue transportation corridor.
Built in 1929, this Tudor Revival style single-family cottage stands on a flat rectangular lot. The building is oriented to Cheasty Boulevard South. This 1048 square foot, one-and-a-half story house with a full basement features a nearly square plan, measuring approximately 30’ by 32’, with a 4’ by 6’ stoop. A poured concrete foundation supports the wood frame, clapboard clad superstructure. Wood shingle roofing covers the steeply pitched gable roof. Eave returns and fascia define the roofline. Multiple-pane leaded windows provide day lighting. A projecting stucco clad main front entrance with decorative brick detailing around the round arch entry provides access to the building. A gable end brick chimney services the building. The building is set back off Cheasty Boulevard South with a broad front yard and concrete walkway.

Detail for 2324 CHEASTY BLVD / Parcel ID 3677400030 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Wood - Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Irregular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one & ½
Unit Theme(s):
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) "North Rainier Valley Historic Context Statement."

Photo collection for 2324 CHEASTY BLVD / Parcel ID 3677400030 / Inv #

Photo taken Aug 20, 2003

Photo taken Aug 20, 2003

Photo taken Aug 20, 2003

Photo taken Mar 15, 2004
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