Location: 1628 Water St SW
Local register; South Capitol National Historic District
|Dufault House, 1965, Thurston County Assessor, Washington State Archives||Dufault House today (2013), photo by Matt Kennelly|
The Dufault House, on Water Street, was built around 1903 by Charles Dufault, an Olympia commissioner and businessman (see also Dufault Building). It was also occupied for several years by the Newell family, including Gordon Newell, the author of local histories Rogues, Buffoons, and Scoundrels and So Fair a Dwelling Place. It is in the signature South Capitol District Foursquare style and has been beautifully restored. It is on the local historic register and is located in the South Capitol National Historic District.