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Summary for 846 S Donovan ST S / Parcel ID 7883604486 / Inv #

Historic Name: Unknown Common Name:
Style: Vernacular Neighborhood: South Park
Built By: Year Built: 1900
In the opinion of the survey, this property is located in a potential historic districe (National and/or local).
Tax records indicate that this block was largely undeveloped prior to 1937. Two small farm complexes existed here and the survival of this ensemble of buildings serves as a graphic reminder of South Park's agrarian beginnings. Fenton Kelly held title to this property in 1935. His parents were pioneer South Park settlers and his father, King County's first sheriff. At this writing, it is not known if the property originally belonged to his parents.
This house is part of a complex of buildings located in the middle of the block bounded by Cloverdale Street, South Donovan Street, Eighth Avenue South and Tenth Avenue South. It consists of a T-shaped, one & 1/2 story residence, and a support building (barn turned garage?). Access to the complex is gained by an alley off Tenth Avenue. The house has a bay window to the south but is otherwise stripped of detail.

Detail for 846 S Donovan ST S / Parcel ID 7883604486 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Unknown
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: T-Shape
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Agriculture
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Extensive
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
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

Photo collection for 846 S Donovan ST S / Parcel ID 7883604486 / Inv #

Photo taken Jun 01, 1991
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