Location: 1114-1116 8th Ave SE
|Gruhlke House in 1991, poster for Olympia punk rock compilation album, courtesy City of Olympia||Gruhlke House today (2014), photo by Deb Ross|
This well maintained Queen Anne home was built around 1903 by Rolph Gruhlke, a German-born carpenter. Along with characteristic shingling, columns, and cornices, it has an unusual front porch with a circular roof.
The home is associated with the punk rock movement in Olympia in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The photograph at above left is a promotional poster for a compilation album of local punk groups that was recorded in the house. The home is on the local inventory, but not the register. It has been converted into a duplex.
Thank you to owner Kathy Gilliam for additional information about the home and to Anna Schlecht for unearthing the poster. Thank you to Olympia’s music community for additional identifications.
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