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Summary for 3226 CASCADIA AVE / Parcel ID 5700003985 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Tudor Neighborhood: Mount Baker
Built By: Year Built: 1922
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
Built in 1922, this building was constructed after Frederick A. and Marian C. Wood purchased the property in March of 1922. Mr. Wood was vice president of Seattle Plumbing Supply Company. By 1943 through 1958, Alex Crohn lived in the building. James B. D. bought the property in December of 1966 for $32,500. John W. O. purchased the residence in May of 1970 for $42,000. 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 1922, this compact, Tudor Revival style, single-family cottage stands on a corner lot. The building is oriented to Cascadia Avenue South on a sloping site at street level. This 1560 square foot, one-and-a-half story house with a full basement features a rectangular plan, measuring approximately 30’ by 42’, with a 3’ by 8’ recessed front entrance. A poured concrete foundation supports the wood frame, stucco- (first story) and clapboard- (upper story) clad superstructure. Asphalt composition roofing covers the steeply pitched cross gable roof and shed roof dormers. Flush eave and gable overhangs with minimal trim define the roofline. Wood sash multiple-lite casement windows provide day lighting. A segmental brick arch frames the front entrance with a low balustrade above. A prominent brick, stucco-clad, gable end chimney services the building.

Detail for 3226 CASCADIA AVE / Parcel ID 5700003985 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Stucco, 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: one & ½
Unit Theme(s):
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: 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.
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 3226 CASCADIA AVE / Parcel ID 5700003985 / Inv #

Photo taken Oct 30, 2003

Photo taken Oct 30, 2003

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