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Summary for 2712 SW 13TH AVE SW / Parcel ID 4253400120 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne Neighborhood: Beacon Hill
Built By: Year Built: 1909
Built in 1909, the residence was occupied by dairy workers, Erik and Maere Ramberg, by 1919 through 1955. Mr. Ramberg also delivered milk. By 1955, Raymond L. Stevens lived in 2712½. By 1961, Clarence C. Hall, Junior lived in 2712 and Don R. Eagan in 2712½. The 1965 Polk directory lists the building as vacant. By 1968, Mrs. Minnie Schoner lived in the building and 2712½ was vacant. Beacon Hill is a long north-south tending ridge located southeast of downtown Seattle and stands 350 feet at its highest point. The hill’s steep topography deterred substantial Euro-American settlement through the early 1880s. Then, development of the area was stimulated by the introduction of streetcar lines in the 1890s, its proximity to Seattle’s main industrial area to the west, and the regrading of the hill’s north end in the early 1900s. Originally acquired by the City in 1898, Jefferson Park was integrated into Seattle’s Olmsted system of parks, and the Olmsted Brothers prepared a plan for the park in 1912. The first public golf course west of the Mississippi opened at Jefferson Park in 1915. Jefferson Park has exerted a profound positive influence on the development of the Beacon Hill neighborhood. Because of its proximity to the International District, Japanese and Chinese families moved to Beacon Hill starting in the 1920s. World War I and II stimulated a surge in housing development associated with wartime industry. The construction of Interstate 5 in the 1960s and Interstate 90 in the 1980s sliced through the neighborhoods and contributed to Beacon Hill’s relative isolation. Today, Beacon Hill is an ethnically diverse working class community, which has a mixed Asian, Chicano, African American, and Caucasian population.

Detail for 2712 SW 13TH AVE SW / Parcel ID 4253400120 / Inv # 0

Status: No - Altered
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood - Shiplap Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Plan: Irregular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s):
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Plan: 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.
Tobin, Caroline. (2004) "Beacon Hill Historic Context Statement."

Photo collection for 2712 SW 13TH AVE SW / Parcel ID 4253400120 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Dec 18, 2003

Photo taken Dec 18, 2003

Photo taken Dec 18, 2003
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