Location: 417 Olympic Way SW
Local register; Diversity: Scandinavians
|Edward Anderson House 1939, Thurston County Assessor, Southwest Regional Archives|
Edward Anderson House today (2013), photo by Deb Ross
Edward Anderson was the fourth of the Swedish-born Anderson brothers, who established Tumwater Lumber Mills (TLM) Company, which designed and sold pre-cut homes. The homes were very popular and were sold throughout the country. Many of these homes still exist in Olympia (see, for example, Harmon House, which has a link to the company’s 1924 catalogue). Interestingly, Edward Anderson chose a Mission-revival style home to live in, rather than TLM’s signature Craftsman and Dutch colonial styles. It was built in 1928 and Edward moved into it in 1932. It has a nice view over Budd Inlet to downtown Olympia. The home is on the local register.