Seattle.gov Home Page
Link to Seattle Department of Neighborhoods home page

Seattle Historical Sites

New Search

Summary for 8103 8th AVE / Parcel ID 7327900690 / Inv #

Historic Name: Unkown Common Name:
Style: Italian - Italianate Neighborhood: South Park
Built By: Year Built: 1895
 
Significance
In the opinion of the survey, this property is located in a potential historic districe (National and/or local).
This house is unique in South Park. It is also one of the few early houses located near the old streetcar terminus at Kenyon and 8th. S. A. Mercer held title to this property in 1920.
 
Appearance
This house has the form of an Italianate cottage but is devoid of ornate detail. It is the only Italianate cottage in South Park. It has a low pitched hip roof with full width hipped proch which is supported by square replacement columns. The three bay symmetrical fa├žade has a center entrance with one over one double hung wooden windows to each side. Two interior brick chimneys continue the symmetry. A bay window has been added to the north side of the house and original siding is obscured by asbestos shingles. Set on prominent corner lot across from industrial development, this house and its setting help define and delineate the surviving historic streetscape.

Detail for 8103 8th AVE / Parcel ID 7327900690 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle - Concrete/Asbestos Foundation(s): Unknown
Roof Type(s): Hip Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Integrity
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Changes to Original Cladding: Extensive
Changes to Windows: Intact
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 8103 8th AVE / Parcel ID 7327900690 / Inv #


Photo taken Jun 01, 1991
App v2.0.1.0