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Summary for 838 S Donovan ST S / Parcel ID 7883604495 / 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 farms existed here. This one had a garden and fuit trees. Some of the old plantings survive. This agricultural comples and its setting remind us of South Park's agrarian beginnings. A. L. Speece held title at one point early in the century. The 1915 City Directory indicates that [Speece] was also a bricklayer.
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 one story board and batten cottage with wooden shingle roof and various sheds. The cottage has a gabled main mass with a lower hipped wing. It is accessed by an alley off Tenth Avenue South.

Detail for 838 S Donovan ST S / Parcel ID 7883604495 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Vertical - Board and Batten Foundation(s): Unknown
Roof Type(s): Gable, Hip Roof Material(s): Wood - Shingle
Building Type: Other Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Agriculture
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: Moderate
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Changes to Plan: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.
The Duwamish Diary, Cleveland High School, Seattle Public Schools, 1949

Photo collection for 838 S Donovan ST S / Parcel ID 7883604495 / Inv #

Photo taken Jun 01, 1991
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