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Summary for 2826 MOUNT SAINT HELENS PL / Parcel ID 5700003545 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Tudor Neighborhood: Mount Baker
Built By: Year Built: 1914
Built in 1914 at a cost of $5000, this building was owned by Dr. Oscar G. and Genevieve Hilton. C. C. Dose Company was the architect and builder. Construction began in April of 1914. In June of 1914, Dr. Hilton hired John Armstrong to construct a retaining wall. Dr. Hilton was a chiropodist with an office in the Burke Building. In 1920, Dr. Hilton hired John Armstrong to construct a concrete garage on the lot. In 1941, Pyrl H. Stewart purchased the building. George A. Egan purchased the building in June of 1947 for $13,000. By 1954 through 1958, Donald F. Owens 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 1914, this Tudor style single-family dwelling stands on a rectangular lot. The building is oriented to Mt St Helens Place South on a flat site at street level. This 1488 square foot, two-and-one-half story house with a full daylight basement features a rectangular plan, measuring approximately32’ by 46’, with an 8’ by 14’ porch. A poured concrete foundation supports the wood frame, clinker brick and half timber and stucco-clad superstructure. Asphalt composition roofing covers the side gable roof. Prominent eaves and eave returns define the roofline. A gabled dormer is centered on the front façade. The clinker brick clads the lower level and stucco and half timbering clad the upper level-and-a-half. The foundation is scored and tooled to resemble pitched faced ashlar. A chimney located on the front façade services this building.

Detail for 2826 MOUNT SAINT HELENS PL / Parcel ID 5700003545 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick - Clinker, Other 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 & ½
Unit Theme(s):
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: Moderate
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 2826 MOUNT SAINT HELENS PL / Parcel ID 5700003545 / Inv #

Photo taken Nov 04, 2003

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