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Summary for 3419 CASCADIA AVE / Parcel ID 5700003850 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Colonial - Colonial Revival, Tudor Neighborhood: Mount Baker
Built By: Year Built: 1920
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
Built in 1920 at a cost of $6,000 including the garage, this building was designed by the Seattle architecture firm, Stoddard and Son, and built by the same firm. Mr. Stoddard was an architect with Stoddard and Son, known also as Stoddard Construction Company. Louise M. Stoddard purchased the property in September of 1910 before construction began, and Lewis M. and Laura B. Stoddard resided in the building. Sydney L. Johnson moved into the building ca 1937. By 1943, Harold C. Block lived in the building, followed by Alex N. Gow from 1954 through 1958. Wilhelm E. Treiber purchased the residence in January of 1963 for $27,750. George Wellington Stoddard (1896-1967) practiced in partnership with his father, Lewis M. Stoddard, starting in 1920 and continuing until his father’s death in 1929. Stoddard & Son designed the Winthrop Hotel (1927) in Tacoma. George W. Stoddard practiced architecture in Seattle until 1959. He had his own office until 1955, when he entered a partnership with Francis Huggard. George W. Stoddard’s best known works are the Green Lake Aqua Theater, Memorial Stadium at Seattle Center, and the south stands of Husky Stadium. He designed large homes, clinics, banks, and apartment buildings. Some of his buildings were in the Moderne style, such as the Harlan Fairbanks Company on Elliott Avenue. 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 1920, this substantial, Tudor Revival style, single-family dwelling stands on a rectangular lot. The building is oriented to Cascadia Avenue South on a flat site 8’ above street level. This 1226 square foot, two-and-a-half story house with a full basement features a rectangular plan, measuring approximately 28’ by 38’, with a 6’ by 12’ front stoop. A poured concrete foundation supports the wood frame, brick veneer- (first story) and stucco and half timbering- (upper stories) clad superstructure. Closed eaves and gables with slight overhangs define the roofline. Asphalt composition roofing covers the side gable roof and shed roof dormer. Wood sash double hung windows provide day lighting. The front facade features twin segmental arched bays with the upper window sash shaped to follow the arched contour. Multiple flights of stairs lead to the front entrance. A low shed roof shelters the doorway. A prominent gable end brick chimney services the building. A significant one-story addition extends off the building’s side facade. The unique Tudor Revival detailing sets this building apart as unique within the neighborhood.

Detail for 3419 CASCADIA AVE / Parcel ID 5700003850 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Stucco, Brick - Common Bond Foundation(s): Unknown
Roof Type(s): 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."
Architects Reference Files, Special Collections and Preservation Division, University of Washington Libraries.
Dietz, Duane, “Architects and Landscape Architects of Seattle, 1876 to 1959 and Beyond,” unpublished paper. University of Washington Libraries, July 1993.
Shaping Seattle Architecture: A Historical Guide to the Architects. Jeffrey Karl Ochsner, ed. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1994.

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Photo taken Oct 30, 2003
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