Location: 1008 Prospect Ave NE
|1008 Prospect Ave, 1954, Thurston County Assessor|
1008 Prospect today (2012), photo by Deb Ross
The home at 1008 Prospect Ave is located between the Olympia Avenue National Historic District and the Bigelow House. Built in 1895, it is a good example of the type of unassuming homes that were being built in Swantown (east Olympia) at that time. This part of town was accessible only via an unreliable bridge before the Carlyon Fill in 1910, but was the home of several small industries that attracted workers. Photographs from the Thurston County Assessor in 1954 and by Charles M. Moore in 1949 show that the basic structure of the building is unchanged. The house is not currently inventoried.
Washington State Historical Society, enter the following catalog number in collection search box C1949.1301.31.7.1