Location: 1309 Bigelow Ave NE
|Hursey House, 1936, Thurston County Assessor, Southwest Regional Archives|
Hursey House today (2013), photo by Marisa Merkel
The Hursey House is a small but attractive bungalow in the Bigelow Highlands neighborhood. It was built in 1926 by E.W. Hursey, a local plumber who lived nearby and built other houses in the neighborhood. The Bigelow Highlands neighborhood is known for having a number of homes that were built for workers in the mills and other industry on the waterfront (see Rebecca Christie’s book, Workingman’s Hill). At one time the home was owned by the Frederickson family, who worked for Olympia Veneer and Washington Co-op Egg and Poultry, two early examples of cooperatives in Washington State. The home is on the local register.