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Summary for 3220 HUNTER BLVD / Parcel ID 5700003400 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Colonial - Colonial Revival Neighborhood: Mount Baker
Built By: Year Built: 1924
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
Built in 1924, this building was purchased by W. W. Black in August of the same year. Wilbur Gordon and Irene Powell moved into the building ca 1929. Mr. Powell worked as sales manager for S. L. Savidge Inc. Earl R. Stine moved into the residence ca 1937. By 1943, Joseph F. Hiddleston lived in the building. Robert E. and Lois I. Hepworth bought the building in September of 1955 for $13,000. Residences flanking Hunter Boulevard provide integral character-defining elements to the overall boulevard composition through their orientation towards the boulevard, their massing, heights, setbacks, dates of construction, and preserved set of architectural style variations. These residences and their individual building elements remain largely intact, conveying the original well-to-do middle class composition of this area. 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 1924, this Colonial Revival style, single-family cottage stands on a rectangular lot. The building is oriented to Hunter Boulevard South on a flat site 4’ above street level. This 802 square foot, single-story house with a full basement features a rectangular plan, measuring approximately 30’ by 29’, with a 5’ by 5’ front stoop. A poured concrete foundation supports the wood frame, shingle-clad superstructure. Asphalt composition roofing covers the cross gable roof and hipped roof dormer. Nearly flush eaves and gables with eave returns define the roofline. Wood sash windows with vertically-emphasized muntins provide day lighting. Two flights of stairs lead to the front entrance from the sidewalk. A round arched entrance framed by paneled, Classically-influenced piers below a gable roof leads to the front doorway. Cornice returns across the front of the porch roof create a nearly pedimented entrance. A brick gable end chimney services the building. The small stature and late construction date set this building apart from other buildings along Hunter Boulevard South. This intact building contributes to the boulevard’s visual character.

Detail for 3220 HUNTER BLVD / Parcel ID 5700003400 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle Foundation(s): Unknown
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s):
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
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.
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 3220 HUNTER BLVD / Parcel ID 5700003400 / Inv #

Photo taken Oct 28, 2003

Photo taken Oct 28, 2003

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