Location: 121 24th Ave SE
Local register; South Capitol National Historic Neighborhood
|Hart-Dawley House 1940, Thurston County Assessor, Southwest Regional Archives|
Hart-Dawley House today (2014), photo by Deb Ross
This elegant masonry English revival home was constructed in 1923 by contractor Leo Dawley, who built several other important buildings in Olympia along with his brother J.M. Dawley (see Dawley buildings and Golden Gavel Motel building, for example). If the Dawleys lived in this house at all, it was for a short time only, as the home was sold to Governor Louis Hart two years later. The home is on the local register and in the South Capitol National Historic Neighborhood.