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Summary for 3105 S BAYVIEW ST S / Parcel ID 5700000645 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Colonial - Dutch Colonial 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 owned by Mike and Elizabeth. John Lindsay was the contractor. Mr. Pitzl was an excavation contractor. In 1924, the Pitzl’s added a garage. Anton J. and Marie A. Kusak moved into the building ca 1937. Mr. Kusak owned Kusak Cut Glass Works located at 1303 Rainier Avenue South. The Kusak’s resided previously at 2951 Dearborn. The Kusak’s remained in the building through 1958. By 1968, Marie A. Kusak lived in the house. 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 substantial, Dutch Colonial Revival style, single-family dwelling stands on a rectangular lot. The building is oriented to South Bayview Street on a flat site 3’ above street level. This 1092 square foot, two-story house with a full basement features a rectangular plan, measuring approximately 28’ by 39’, with a front stoop. A poured concrete foundation supports the wood frame, brick-clad superstructure. Asphalt composition roofing covers the gambrel roof and shed roof extended dormers. Flared eaves with prominent bargeboards and modest gable overhangs define the roofline. Wood sash double hung windows with multiple panes provide day lighting. A short flight of stairs leads to the front stoop. Decorative brackets support a curved stoop roof. A gable end brick chimney services the building. This building is a distinct example of a brick-clad Dutch Colonial Revival style building within the Mount Baker Neighborhood.

Detail for 3105 S BAYVIEW ST S / Parcel ID 5700000645 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick - Common Bond Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gambrel 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."

Photo collection for 3105 S BAYVIEW ST S / Parcel ID 5700000645 / Inv #

Photo taken Mar 10, 2004

Photo taken Mar 10, 2004
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