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Summary for 8116 8th AVE / Parcel ID Unknown / Inv #

Historic Name: Unknown Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne Neighborhood: South Park
Built By: Year Built: 1905
In the opinion of the survey, this property is located in a potential historic districe (National and/or local).
This ambitious Queen Anne house retains significant identifying detail and is unique in South Park. In its prominent location at 8th and Southern, this house is one of only a few early houses that survive near South Park's first streetcar terminus at 8th and Kenyon. It is possible that J. A. Merreatt, who took title to this property in November of 1908, was the first owner. (1904-1905 Sanborn Map)
This prominent house is located at the northeast corner of Eighth Avenue and Southern and had proches addressing both streets. The Southern Street façade is greatly altered by the porch enclosure. The Eighth Avenue façade retains its unusual bell cast porch tucked into the slope of a steep gable. True to Queen Anne dictates, no surface of this house is unadorned. Three types of decorative wood shingles an narrow beveled siding cover the house. Gable and hip rooflines converge to form the irregular mass. Spoolwork decorates the gable. Alterations associated with converting the house to apartment use have severely damaged its integrity, but it and its setting nevertheless contribute to the historic streetscape.

Detail for 8116 8th AVE / Parcel ID Unknown / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Post & Pier
Roof Type(s): Gable, Hip Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Irregular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Plan: Moderate
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: Moderate
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
The Duwamish Diary, Cleveland High School, Seattle Public Schools, 1949
Sanborn (Insurance) Map Company, Seattle, Washington.

Photo collection for 8116 8th AVE / Parcel ID Unknown / Inv #

Photo taken Jun 01, 1991
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