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Summary for 3225 34th AVE / Parcel ID 9834200085 / Inv #

Historic Name: McLaughlin/Von Hein House Common Name:
Style: Vernacular Neighborhood: Mount Baker
Built By: Year Built: 1905
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
The McLaughlin/Von Hein House was constructed about 1905. By the summer of 1904 realtor George and David Taggart, who owned a significant portion of the York Addition, established a real estate office in the subdivision and started to sell their holdings. The following year the Taggarts sold one and a half lots to Kansas native William McLaughlin. Turn of the century booming Washington had likely drawn butcher Wiliam and his wife Stela McLaughlin to Seatte who, within a year of their arrival, acquired the property and built a house. They moved into their new house in late 1905 or early 1906. One or two years after the 1909 death of Stella McLaughlin, widower McLaughlin sold the residence to Bruno and Ida Von Hein. The Von Heins had not lived in the city long when they moved into the house where they remained until the Depression. During most of the 1930s they were away from Seattle. Bruno, a marine engineer, may have lived and worked on ships. In 1939, the Von Heins moved back into the house and lived there for a few more years. By the end of World War II they sold out and moved from Seattle. The McLaughlin/Von Hein House appears to meet City of Seattle Landmark criteria due to the age of the structure (over 100 years old) and minimal alterations.
The front gable vernacular McLaughli/Von Hein House has a small shed roof addition in the rear (west elevation). The front east elevation has a full width porch. There are double hung and decorative diamond windows.

Detail for 3225 34th AVE / Parcel ID 9834200085 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s):
Roof Type(s): Gable - Clipped 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 Windows: Intact
Changes to Plan: Slight
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.

Photo collection for 3225 34th AVE / Parcel ID 9834200085 / Inv #

Photo taken Jan 05, 2004
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