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Summary for 3023 CASCADIA AVE / Parcel ID 5700003725 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Tudor - Jacobethan Neighborhood: Mount Baker
Built By: Year Built: 1923
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
Built in 1923, this building was designed by Seattle architect, B. Stuart, and owned by Melville H. and Alice B. Keil. The Keil’s also added a garage in 1923. Mr. Keil was assistant to the president of Skinner and Eddy Corporation. The Keil’s remained in the building through 1954. By 1958, August C. Kristoferson lived in the building. Bertram Dudley Stuart (1885-1977) was born in London and came to Seattle from Canada in 1918. He worked in partnership with Arthur Wheatley from 1925 to 1930. Stuart and Wheatley designed Exeter House Apartments, Bergonian Hotel (now Mayflower Hotel), Chi Psi Fraternity, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, and Marlborough Apartments. Stuart later practiced with Robert Durham from 1941 to 1977. 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 1923, this Jacobethan Tudor style single-family dwelling stands on a rectangular lot. The building is oriented to Cascadia Avenue South on a flat site 4’ above street level. This 1352 square foot, two-story house with a full daylight basement features a rectangular plan, measuring approximately 36’ by 48’, with a 4’ by 10’ stoop. A poured concrete foundation supports the wood frame, shingle- and stucco-clad superstructure. Asphalt composition roofing covers the cross gable roof. The gables are steeply pitched side gable with two crossing gables on either end making a symmetrical façade. The second story gable end is half-timbered. The fascia boards on the front two gables include carved quatrefoil design with a pendant at the peak of the gables. The lower story of one projecting gable includes a bay window. The casement windows contain twelve-pane leaded glass on the larger windows and diamond panes on the smaller front facade window. The entrance is located on the central front facade and is covered by an extended roofline supported by massive brackets

Detail for 3023 CASCADIA AVE / Parcel ID 5700003725 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle 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: two
Unit Theme(s):
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: 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."
Shaping Seattle Architecture: A Historical Guide to the Architects. Jeffrey Karl Ochsner, ed. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1994.

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Photo taken Nov 04, 2003
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