VIDEO: Seattle’s oldest surviving house, near Alki Beach, goes on sale for $630K

June 17th, 2017

Click this photo to see a KING5 TV-news report on Seattle’s oldest house. The report aired on June 17, 2017.















Owners of home at 3045 64th Ave. S.W. included Doc Maynard and Ivar Haglund


The home widely considered the oldest still-standing house in Seattle went up for sale on Thursday, June 15, 2017, open houses took place the next two days, and offers were due Monday, June 19, 2017.

Standing at 3045 64th Ave. S.W., one-half block from Alki Beach (and three blocks west of our museum), the home originally stood at the southwest corner of 64th and Alki Avenue, where it was built in the mid-1860s and from where it was moved in about 1915 to its present location (and chopped).

The home’s original owner was Doc Maynard, and later owners included Ivar Haglund. Both are major figures in Seattle history.

Local media coverage of the house going up for sale included a two-minute story by Heather Graf that features our organization on KING5 TV news. Also posting about the house were West Seattle Blog and the West Seattle Herald.

For a real-estate listing, click here. The listing agent is Kyle Moore of MacPherson’s.

A sidewalk plaque on Alki Avenue indicating the house at 3045 64th Ave. S.W. is Seattle’s oldest surviving home.

You can read a lengthy 1988 history of the home by Brad Chrisman,  then a reporter for the West Seattle Herald, earlier the editorial coordinator of West Side Story and a longtime volunteer for our organization.

Click here to see the entire front page of the April 27, 1988, edition of the Herald.

Click here to see the beginning of the story.

Click here to see the continuation.