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Summary for 3611 TERMINAL CT / Parcel ID 5700004125 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Prairie Style 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 purchased by William O. and Dora McKenzie in March of 1939, and they remained through 1943. Ca 1939, the building underwent an interior remodel. Mr. McKenzie worked as resident manager for the American Wholesale Grocery Company. The McKenzie’s resided previously at 1916 Thirty-First Avenue South. Bertram and Clara E. O’Brien resided in the building by 1955 through 1968, and the building underwent a substantial exterior remodel during that time. 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 Prairie-influenced, Arts & Crafts style, single-family dwelling is oriented to South Terminal Court on a sloping site at street level. This 1710 square foot, single-story house with a full basement features a rectangular plan, measuring approximately 44’ by 34’, with a 12’ by 12’ front stoop. A poured concrete foundation supports the wood frame, stucco-clad superstructure. Asphalt composition roofing covers the hipped roof. Broad, closed eave overhangs define the roofline. Wood sash casement windows with vertically-emphasized muntins provide day lighting. A low, stepped stoop extends off the front facade. Low, metal railings line the upper cheek walls. A stucco-clad brick chimney services the building. The Prairie influences, comprised of the vertically-emphasized muntins, stepped entrance, broad, closed eaves and horizontal mass of the building, set it apart as a unique stylistic variant within the neighborhood.

Detail for 3611 TERMINAL CT / Parcel ID 5700004125 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Stucco Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Hip Roof Material(s): Clay Tile
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s):
Changes to Windows:
Changes to Plan:
Changes to Original Cladding:
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 3611 TERMINAL CT / Parcel ID 5700004125 / Inv #

Photo taken Oct 22, 2003

Photo taken Oct 22, 2003

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