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Dyar-Kiesling House

Dyar-Kiesling House
Dyar-Kiesling House
526 E. 12th Avenue See Map
1912
Franklin Manz/C.A. Landsdowne
Rockwood
04/14/1997
04/06/1996

This unusual house was designed by Franklin Manz, prominent Spokane architect, and built by Rockwood home builder C.A. Lansdowne in 1912 for a reported $13,500 - a sizeable sum of money for that time. The American Foursquare-style home was purchased by Ralph E. Dyar, famed author, playwright and former director of the Spokesman-Review promotion and research department. Dyar, a descendant of one of the first passengers brought to America aboard the Mayflower, lived in the home for forty years together with his wife Else Kiesling Dyar. The house changed hands several times after the Else's death in 1967, and the property is currently owned by Vernon and Janine Arneson.

The Dyar-Kiesling House is a contributing property in the Rockwood Historic District, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places 4/14/1997.

 

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