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Summary for 3305 37th AVE / Parcel ID 9834700110 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Colonial - Colonial Revival Neighborhood: Mount Baker
Built By: Year Built: 1922
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
Built in 1922, this two-family residence cost $4000. By 1925, Frank G. and Mary A. Dewar resided in the building. Mr. Dewar worked as a real estate broker for Dewar and Lewis. The Dewar’s resided previously at 2711 Thirty-Second Avenue South and on Vashon Island. In 1930, Mr. Dewar worked as a real estate broker for the Carleton Park Realty Company. The Dewar’s purchased the building in December of 1938. By 1938, Arthur M. Hansen also resided in the building. The 1940 Polk directory also lists Elmo G. Most as a resident. By 1943, only the Dewar’s resided in the building. Jack B. and Jean C. Capeloto lived in the house by 1955 through 1965. The 1965 Polk directory also lists Claude H. Wright as a resident. Sally Bearringer purchased the house in September of 1966 for $22,500. By 1968, Maureen H. Hitchcock lived in the building and Art Gilmore lived in 3305½. 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 1922, this substantial, Colonial Revival style, single-family dwelling is oriented to Thirty-Seventh Avenue South on a flat site 1’ above street level. This 1336 square foot, two-story house with a full daylight basement features a rectangular plan, measuring approximately 42’ by 28’, with an 8’ by 14’ two-story front porch. A poured concrete foundation supports the wood frame, clapboard-clad superstructure. Asphalt composition roofing covers the gable front roof. Nearly flush closed gable and eave overhangs with cornice returns define the roofline. Wood sash double hung windows with multiple-lite upper sash provide day lighting. An elliptical window highlights the gable end. A short flight of stairs leads to the two-story front porch. The open lower portion features a low closed railing with wood Classically-influenced columns carrying the enclosed upper story. Multiple windows enclose the upper portion to form a sunroom. Two brick chimneys service the building.

Detail for 3305 37th AVE / Parcel ID 9834700110 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Unknown
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Multiple Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s):
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Plan: 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 3305 37th AVE / Parcel ID 9834700110 / Inv #

Photo taken Mar 12, 2004

Photo taken Mar 12, 2004

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