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Summary for 3036 CASCADIA AVE / Parcel ID 5700004420 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Colonial - Colonial Revival Neighborhood: Mount Baker
Built By: Year Built: 1916
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
Built in 1916 at a cost of $25,000, this building was constructed after Albert I. and Charlotte H. Bouffleur purchased the property in September of 1914. Marcus B. Arvesen was the contractor. Mr. Bouffleur was the chief surgeon at the Milwaukee and Western Hospital Associations. In 1921, the Bouffleur’s hired John Armstrong, a contractor, to build a retaining wall. By 1943 through 1958, Max H. Block lived in the building. In 1945, Mr. Block hired a structural engineer to design a retaining wall and he hired John J. Farrel to construct it. Wood Lyda lived in the building by 1961 through 1965. By 1968, Frederick O. Paulsell lived in the building. 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 1916, this Colonial Revival with Mission elements, single-family dwelling stands on a large rectangular lot. The two story house with a three-quarter daylight basement features a basically rectangular plan, measuring approximately 41’ by 76’. A poured concrete foundation supports the wood frame, stucco clad superstructure. Clay tile roofing covers the hipped roof with prominent and decorative rafter tails. The wood frame windows are nine light and three-over-one. The main entry is centered on the front façade with a prominent arched detail over the front door with a faux balcony. A prominent side chimney services this house which, according to assessor’s records, at one point in time had five fireplaces.

Detail for 3036 CASCADIA AVE / Parcel ID 5700004420 / 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:
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 3036 CASCADIA AVE / Parcel ID 5700004420 / Inv #

Photo taken Mar 15, 2004

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Photo taken Nov 04, 2003
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