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Summary for 3300 HUNTER BLVD / Parcel ID 5700003300 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Colonial - Colonial Revival, Colonial - Georgian 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, the building was purchased by Henry H. and Elsie H. Sauers in May of 1927. Mr. Sauers worked as agency director for the Bankers Life Insurance Company of Des Moines, Iowa. The Sauers’ remained in the building through 1958, with the title passing to Mrs. Sauers in July of 1940. B. B. Heath bought the property in April of 1961. David B. purchased the building in May of 1965. 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 dwelling stands on a rectangular corner lot. The building is oriented to Hunter Boulevard South on a flat site 5’ above street level. This 1105 square foot, two-story house with a full daylight basement features a rectangular plan, measuring approximately 24’ by 38’, with a 5’ by 8’ front stoop. A poured concrete foundation supports the wood frame, clapboard-clad superstructure. Asphalt composition roofing covers the side gable roof. Modest closed eave and gable overhangs, with a prominent cornice along the eaves and cornice returns define the roofline. Multiple-lite wood sash double hung windows with painted wood casings provide day lighting. Two flights of stairs lead from the sidewalk to the front stoop. Wood posts support the hipped stoop roof. A brick gable end chimney services the building. The symmetrical composition and late date of construction set this building apart from the few other Colonial Revival buildings along Hunter Boulevard South. This intact building contributes to the visual character of Hunter Boulevard South.

Detail for 3300 HUNTER BLVD / Parcel ID 5700003300 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Unknown
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 Windows: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: 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 3300 HUNTER BLVD / Parcel ID 5700003300 / Inv #

Photo taken Oct 28, 2003

Photo taken Oct 28, 2003

Photo taken Oct 28, 2003

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