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Summary for 3507 Evanston AVE / Parcel ID 1872203565 / Inv # FR001

Historic Name: Stone Buhr Milling Company Common Name: Halsey Lidgard, Sailmaker
Style: Commercial Neighborhood: Fremont
Built By: Year Built: 1912
This small vernacular building, built in 1912, dates to the second phase of development in Fremont, from 1906 to 1919. This period coincided with the construction of the Lake Washington Ship Canal, which opened in 1917. Fremont was also coming into its own as a transportation crossroads, with a streetcar line (the streetcar barn in Fremont opened in 1905), the interurban line to Everett, the Fremont bridge and boat traffic. However, this building is an anomaly in that most buildings this period were more substantial masonry structures, befitting the growing community importance. In materials and style, this building is more similar to Fremont's pioneer buildings, constructed before 1905. Several of these buildings remain nearby. The building was the local office of the Stone Buhr Milling Company from the 1930s until the 1950s. The firm manufactured and sold flour, batter mixes and cereals. In the 1960s the building became a warehouse and office for the Parker Paint Company. It currently houses a sailmaking loft.
This is a simple wood-frame vernacular building with shiplap siding with cornerboards and a low gabled false front and parapet. The front windows retain their original character, but they are replacements with different transoms and bulkheads than originally. The center part of the building, where there was once an office, has been opened up to provide an access ramp for the office space. A wood belt course runs above the display windows. The north elevation is largely intact with one-over-one double hung-sash, lap siding and windows to the basement. The south elevation has a garage door, three entry doors and four windows below the grade of Evanston Avenue. They are accessed by the adjacent parking lot. The doors and one window are replacements. A belt course runs above the windows, at grade level.

Detail for 3507 Evanston AVE / Parcel ID 1872203565 / Inv # FR001

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood - Drop siding Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured, Post & Pier
Roof Type(s): Flat Roof Material(s): Unknown
Building Type: Commercial/Trade - Specialty store Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s): Commerce
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Extensive
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.
Tobin, Caroline. Historical Survey and Planning Study of Fremont's Commercial Area, 1991.

Photo collection for 3507 Evanston AVE / Parcel ID 1872203565 / Inv # FR001

Photo taken Aug 19, 2001
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