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Summary for 2538 33rd AVE / Parcel ID 5700001670 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Colonial - Colonial Revival Neighborhood: Mount Baker
Built By: Year Built: 1924
Built in 1924, this building was owned by M. A. Anderson and designed by Seattle architect, W. Whitley. Mr. Anderson resided previously at 3214 Thirty-Fourth Avenue South. Gertrude and Charles E. Horton moved into the building ca 1925 from their previous residence at 611 13th Avenue North. Mr. Horton was president and manager of Dexter Horton Estate, treasurer of National Discount Corporation, and president of Charles Horton Company. The Horton’s remodeled the building in 1928-1929. By 1954, Persis M. Horton lived in the building. In January of 1956, Bruce C. Waters bought the building for $17,500, and it was sold to G. Keith Jefferson in July of 1960 for $19,500. 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 substantial, Colonial Revival style, single-family dwelling stands on a rectangular corner lot. The building is oriented to Thirty-Third Avenue South on a flat site 5’ above street level. This 1064 square foot, two-story house with a full daylight basement features a rectangular plan, measuring approximately 28’ by 33’, with a small front stoop. A poured concrete foundation supports the wood frame, clapboard-clad superstructure. Asphalt composition roofing covers the side gable roof. Minimal closed eave and gable overhangs with slight cornice returns define the roofline. Wood sash 8:1 double hung windows provide day lighting

Detail for 2538 33rd AVE / Parcel ID 5700001670 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
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 2538 33rd AVE / Parcel ID 5700001670 / Inv #

Photo taken Nov 06, 2003

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