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Summary for 3529 ANTHONY PL / Parcel ID 1426300455 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts Neighborhood: North Rainier Valley
Built By: Year Built: 1907
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
Built in 1907, this building had two porches and a dormer added in July of 1909 for $200 by building owner John Grant. In 1937, F. Canonica owned and occupied the residence. Cheasty Boulevard South is a parkway by formal definition with emphasis on the landscaping and a curvilinear undivided roadway that is woven into the natural park-like setting. The adjacent houses and residential buildings are secondary to the integrated concept of the parkway and have little to do with its design integrity. Residences flanking Cheasty Boulevard South to either side of Anthony Place South contribute to the understanding of the development of the down slope housing area between Cheasty Boulevard South and Martin Luther King Junior Way South as low to middle income working class residences. The general massing, heights, dates of construction, setbacks and architectural style variations define these properties as a collective entity. Properties west of the boulevard on the uphill side are comparatively recent in construction dates and character and represent an intrusion of newer properties into the parkway corridor. The City’s acquisition of undeveloped greenbelt surrounding the parkway contributes to maintaining its original character. The North Rainier Valley consists of a depression created by glaciation between the ridges of Beacon Hill and Mount Baker. The valley derives its name from Mount Rainier because of stunning views of the mountain. The area’s growth followed the early streetcar line, which was completed to Columbia City in 1890. The North Rainier Valley includes the area north of Columbia City and contained many early vegetable farms. Commercial development followed along the streetcar line, with housing built nearby. During the first decades of the 20th century, the area between Massachusetts and Atlantic Streets was home to Seattle’s largest Italian enclave, “Garlic Gulch.” Dugdale Ball Park opened on the corner of Rainier Avenue and McClellan Street in 1913, and was succeeded by Sick’s Stadium in 1938. World War II precipitated a surge in housing development, including the public housing project, Rainier Vista, in 1943. Following the war, the area attracted a mix of African-Americans, Asians, and Filipinos. Today this diverse, low-to-middle income neighborhood is unique within Seattle with its long narrow form focused on the Rainier Avenue transportation corridor.
Built in 1907, this vernacular, single-family dwelling stands on a triangular lot. The lot is set back off Cheasty Boulevard, fronting Anthony Place. The site slopes downward to the east. Oriented towards Anthony Place this 600 square foot one-and-a-half story house with a full daylight basement features a square plan, measuring 24’ by 25’, with a broad wrap around front porch measuring 6’ by 25’ along north side by 20’ along east side. A poured concrete foundation supports the wood frame, clapboard clad superstructure. Corner boards trim the buildings four corners. Asphalt composition roofing covers the moderately pitched gable roof. Eave returns accent the gable ends with slight eave and soffit overhangs. Double-hung wood sash 1:1 windows provide day lighting to the interior volumes. All windows feature painted wood trim. A central internal brick chimney projecting through the north gable slope services the building. Columnar supports along the porch carry the hipped porch roof.

Detail for 3529 ANTHONY PL / Parcel ID 1426300455 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood - Drop siding Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Square
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one & ½
Unit Theme(s):
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Plan: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
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.
Tobin, Caroline. (2004) "North Rainier Valley Historic Context Statement."

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