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Summary for 2543 Shoreland DR / Parcel ID 5700500050 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts Neighborhood: Mount Baker
Built By: Year Built: 1916
Built in 1916, this building was owned by John H. and Belle S. Bunch. The residence cost approximately $3300. Application to begin construction was made in December of 1915, and work was completed in August of 1916. In 1917, Mr. Bunch added a garage on the site. Mr. Bunch was the general freight and passenger agent for the Alaska Steamship Company. C. Ted and Alice Brady purchased the building in February of 1930. Mr. Brady was a building contractor. Hugh Stanley and Jean McLeod moved in to the building ca 1935. Mr. McLeod was manager of the National Theatre Supply Company. The McLeod’s previously resided at 3339 Belle Vista. Herbert E. Garfield purchased the building ca 1945 and resided in the house through 1968. 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 1916, this substantial, Arts & Crafts style, single-family dwelling stands on a rectangular lot. The building is oriented to views over Lake Washington on a sloping site 25’ above street level. This 1050 square foot, one-and-a-half story house with a full daylight basement features a rectangular plan, measuring 43’ by 30’, with a 8’ by 30’ recessed front porch. A poured concrete foundation supports the wood frame, clapboard and shingle-clad superstructure. Shingles highlight the gable ends. Asphalt composition roofing covers the side gable roof and front facing gable roof dormer. Modest eave and gable end overhangs with exposed purlins, diagonal braces and rafters as well as prominent bargeboards define the roofline. Large single-lite fixed wood sash windows with multiple-lite horizontal transoms provide day lighting for interior spaces on the front facade. Paired, single hung wood sash 6:1 windows highlight the dormer. Similar multiple-lite wood sash windows punctuate the secondary facades. A direct flight of stairs leads to the broad front porch. Massive clapboard-clad battered piers at either end support the extended roofline sheltering the porch. Smaller piers flanking the stairway provide additional mid-span support. A square bay window projects on the side facade. A broad, gable end brick chimney services the building.

Detail for 2543 Shoreland DR / Parcel ID 5700500050 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one & ½
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."

Photo collection for 2543 Shoreland DR / Parcel ID 5700500050 / Inv #

Photo taken Nov 06, 2003

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