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Summary for 2210 33rd AVE / Parcel ID 6745700175 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Colonial - Colonial Revival Neighborhood: Mount Baker
Built By: Year Built: 1917
Built in 1917 at a cost of $4500, this building was constructed by E. Showalter, contractor. In November of 1924, Myer and Edith F. Lurie purchased the building. Mr. Lurie worked as manager for the London Jewelry Company. Myer Lurie still lived there in 1938. By 1943, Franklin W. Rodger lived in the building, followed by Chauncey D. Winter from ca 1954 through 1968. In November of 1972, John Kelly purchased the residence for $21,000. 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 1917, this Colonial Revival style, single-family dwelling stands on a rectangular lot. The building is oriented to Thirty-Third Avenue South on a level site. This 1120 square foot, two story house with a full daylight basement features a rectangular plan, measuring approximately 34’ by 40’, with a 9’ by 14’ front stoop. A poured concrete foundation supports the wood frame, clapboard-clad superstructure. Asphalt composition roofing covers the side gable roof. Overhanging eaves with a restrained cornice and cornice returns define the roofline. Wood sash 8:1 double hung windows provide day lighting. A half-round window highlights the building’s gable end. Windows feature painted wood trim. A short flight of stairs leads to the front entrance. Paired Classically-influenced columns and pilasters with ornate capitals carry the flat stoop roof. Two brick chimneys service the building.

Detail for 2210 33rd AVE / Parcel ID 6745700175 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): 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: two
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 2210 33rd AVE / Parcel ID 6745700175 / Inv #

Photo taken Nov 06, 2003

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