Local historians are paying close attention to the latest house to the hit market in West Seattle. That’s because they say the home now for sale on 64th Avenue Southwest is one of the oldest in the entire city.
It was reportedly built in the 1860s by Seattle pioneer Doc Maynard.
“This is part of the Seattle birthplace story,” said Clay Eals, who is the executive director of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society. “You can’t save everything, but the things that have significance ought to be saved.”
The historic home once stood at the intersection of Alki Avenue and 64th Avenue SW. Historians say that around 1915 it was moved to its current location, about half a block south on 64th Avenue SW.