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Summary for 3134 37th PL / Parcel ID 5700002795 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Tudor Neighborhood: Mount Baker
Built By: Year Built: 1910
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
Built in 1910 at a cost of $3000, this building was owned by Henry Stine. E. J. Hohung later built a porch for the building. Mrs. Jeanette Scott, a music teacher, moved into the building ca 1937. By 1943, G. W. Evans lived in the building, followed by Blodwyn Evans by 1954. George W. Evans bought the building in July of 1950 for $4250. Marney McGrady purchased the building in August of 1956 for $10,500 and remained through 1958. Mila P. Francis bought the building in March of 1966 for $8000. Just a month later, Donald G. Fitts bought the building for $10,000. Jack E. Karr purchased the building in November of 1966 for $16,200. H. M. Drayton paid $18,750 for the building in June of 1968. 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 1910, this Tudor style single-family dwelling stands on a square lot. The building is oriented to Thirty-Seventh Place South on a flat site 6 to 7’ above street level. This 1044 square foot, one-and-one-half story house with a full daylight basement features a rectangular plan, measuring approximately 29’ by 36’, with a 6’ by 12’ porch. A poured concrete foundation supports the wood frame, stucco- and clapboard-clad superstructure. Asphalt composition roofing covers the gable roof. The steeply pitched gable roof of the main house includes a shed dormer. A low-pitched gable roof shelters the front porch. The upper story includes a bay window. Windows are simple 1:1 and casement.

Detail for 3134 37th PL / Parcel ID 5700002795 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Stucco, Wood - Clapboard 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: one & ½
Unit Theme(s):
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: 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 3134 37th PL / Parcel ID 5700002795 / Inv #

Photo taken Mar 15, 2004

Photo taken Mar 15, 2004

Photo taken Nov 04, 2003

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