Location: 1023 Olympia Ave NE
Local register; Olympia Avenue Historical District
|Agnew Duplex, 1938, Thurston County Assessor, Southwest Regional Archives|
Agnew Duplex today (2014), photo by Deb Ross
The Agnew Duplex was built in 1926 for Elsie and Clifford Agnew. The Agnews owned the City Dye Works and Star Laundry (it’s possible the woman pictured in the link at the Star Laundry page is Elsie). Duplexes were unusual at the time, and the Agnews apparently lived on one side and rented out the other side to millworkers and others. It is notable that the very large tree that is in the front yard in 2014 did not exist in the 1939 photo at above left. The well-maintained home is on the local register, as well as located in the Olympia Avenue Historic District.
For more information on the Agnew family, see the Residents section of this website