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Summary for 2616 Shoreland DR / Parcel ID 5700004500 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Modern Neighborhood: Mount Baker
Built By: Year Built: 1937
Built in 1937, this building was constructed after Robert J. and Jeanette V. Minshall purchased the property in February of 1936. They remained through 1940. Chester W. Sanford bought the property in 1941 and resided in the building through 1961. Robert B. Dickson purchased the building in March of 1964 for $27,500 and remained 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 1937, this substantial, Modern style, single-family dwelling stands on a rectangular lot. The building is oriented to views over Lake Washington on a sloped site 10’ below street level. The attached garage faces Shoreland Drive South. This 765 square foot, two-story house with a full daylight basement features a rectangular plan, measuring approximately 17’ by 44’, with a 3’ by 5’ front stoop. A poured concrete foundation supports the wood frame, brick veneer-clad superstructure. Asphalt composition roofing covers the gable roof. Flush gable ends and minimal eave overhangs define the roofline. A sun porch extends off the side facade. A concrete pathway leads to the main entrance, recessed in the corner between the residence and attached garage. A shed roof shelters the stoop. Corner and multiple-lite windows provide day lighting. A substantial sidewall exterior chimney services the building.

Detail for 2616 Shoreland DR / Parcel ID 5700004500 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick 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
Unit Theme(s):
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Plan: 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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