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Summary for 8429 Dallas AVE / Parcel ID / Inv #

Historic Name: Unknown Common Name:
Style: Vernacular Neighborhood: South Park
Built By: Year Built: 1890
In the opinion of the survey, this property is located in a potential historic districe (National and/or local).
This house is significant as one of South Park's oldest, intact dwellings. Prior to alteration of the Duwamish Rivers' course, this house was across Valley Road (Dallas Avenue) from and facing the river. It has the potential of yielding important information about South Park's early history. William H. H. Ray acquired this property in 1920. Wm. Ray was a millworker according to City Directories and acquired several properties in South Park during the 1920s.
This is an unusually proportioned, two story vernacular dwelling. It has a steeply pitched cross gable roof with a one story porch wedged in the el. It has one over one double hung windows and is other wise very plain. Vinyl siding and applied Colonial [style] shutters detract from its integrity. Set at an odd angle very close to its 19th century neighbor and amidst old fruit trees and other plantings, this house and its setting contribute to our knowledge of late 19th century South Park.

Detail for 8429 Dallas AVE / Parcel ID / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Veneer- Vinyl Siding 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: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Changes to Original Cladding: Extensive
Changes to Windows: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.
Sandborn (Insurance) Map Company, Seattle, Washington.

Photo collection for 8429 Dallas AVE / Parcel ID / Inv #

Photo taken Jun 01, 1991

Photo taken Apr 11, 1979

Photo taken Apr 11, 1979

Photo taken Apr 11, 1979
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