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Summary for 1305 S LANDER ST S / Parcel ID 4253400125 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Various Neighborhood: Beacon Hill
Built By: Year Built: 1904
Built in 1904, the residence was occupied by James V. and Minnie F. Ate by 1940 through 1943. By 1943 Mary M. James also resided in the house. By 1955 through 1968, Edward R. and Lulu M. Haas lived in the house. Beacon Hill is a long north-south tending ridge located southeast of downtown Seattle and stands 350 feet at its highest point. The hill’s steep topography deterred substantial Euro-American settlement through the early 1880s. Then, development of the area was stimulated by the introduction of streetcar lines in the 1890s, its proximity to Seattle’s main industrial area to the west, and the regrading of the hill’s north end in the early 1900s. Originally acquired by the City in 1898, Jefferson Park was integrated into Seattle’s Olmsted system of parks, and the Olmsted Brothers prepared a plan for the park in 1912. The first public golf course west of the Mississippi opened at Jefferson Park in 1915. Jefferson Park has exerted a profound positive influence on the development of the Beacon Hill neighborhood. Because of its proximity to the International District, Japanese and Chinese families moved to Beacon Hill starting in the 1920s. World War I and II stimulated a surge in housing development associated with wartime industry. The construction of Interstate 5 in the 1960s and Interstate 90 in the 1980s sliced through the neighborhoods and contributed to Beacon Hill’s relative isolation. Today, Beacon Hill is an ethnically diverse working class community, which has a mixed Asian, Chicano, African American, and Caucasian population.
Built in 1904, this eclectic single-family dwelling stands on a rectangular corner lot. The building is oriented to South Lander Street on a flat site 6’ above street level. This 1024 square foot, single story house with a full basement features a rectangular plan, measuring approximately 25’ by 40’, with a 10’ by 6’ front stoop and a 16’ by 6’ side porch. A poured concrete foundation supports the wood frame, shingle and vertical board clad superstructure. Asphalt composition roofing covers the hip roof and front facade gable roofed dormer. Modest closed eave and gable overhangs with pronounced rake trim and fascia define the roofline. Wood sash multiple-pane windows with painted wood casings provide day lighting. A canted bay window projects on the front facade. A direct flight of stairs leads to the front stoop. A low, solid railing wraps the stoop. The extended eaves of the main roofline shelter the stoop. A brick chimney services the building.

Detail for 1305 S LANDER ST S / Parcel ID 4253400125 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Vertical - Boards Foundation(s):
Roof Type(s): Hip Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Irregular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s):
Changes to Original Cladding: Moderate
Changes to Windows: Moderate
Changes to Plan: Moderate
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.
Tobin, Caroline. (2004) "Beacon Hill Historic Context Statement."

Photo collection for 1305 S LANDER ST S / Parcel ID 4253400125 / Inv #

Photo taken Dec 18, 2003

Photo taken Dec 18, 2003

Photo taken Dec 18, 2003
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