Location: 216 9th  Ave SE
Local Register; Diversity: Jewish heritage

No scanned vintage photograph of this house is known; if you have one you can share, or would like to sponsor the scanning of the photo linked below, please contact us at olyhistory@gmail.com Bettman-Oppenheimer House

Bettman House today (2010) photograph by
Deb Ross 

The Bettman-Oppenheimer House was built by local merchant Louis Bettman as a wedding gift to his daughter Belle Bettman. The elaborate Queen Anne style was built in 1890 and located in a neighborhood just to the south of Sylvester Park. At the time this neighborhood was the home of several prominent citizens. This is one of the few remaining, and has been extensively remodeled and its exterior well preserved. It is on the local register. The mercantile  Bettman family is linked to other Where Are We? locations, including the Bettman’s first Store, the Bettman’s second store, and the Bettman Block. At one time, Louis Bettman also had a house next door to this one, which the family lived in after the Bettmans razed their home on Fourth Avenue to build the Bettman Block. This second house no longer exists; an unscanned image of it exists in the Washington  State Historical Society’s Research Center.

Additional links:

Olympia Heritage inventory

Washington State Historical Society photograph, enter the following catalog number in collection search box: C1964.

For additional information on the Bettman family, see the Residents section of this website.

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