Location: 805 5th Ave SW
Local register; Wohleb
|Dohm House 1939, Thurston County Assessor, Southwest Regional Archives|
Dohm House today (2013), photo by Deb Ross
One of the most outstanding homes in West Olympia, the Dohm House was built in 1922 in a Dutch Colonial style. Edward Dohm was a prominent Olympia citizen with an outstanding civil and military career, serving in World War I and attaining the rank of brigadier general in the Washington Natural Guard. The architect was Virgil Westbrook, who was associated with Joseph Wohleb. (Westbrook also designed and lived in the Westbrook House across the street.) The Dohm family included two distinguished daughters as well: Phyllis Dohm Mueller, an architect (see nearby Kornmesser House); and Jocelyn Dohm, founder of Sherwood Press. The home is on the local register.