Location: 2732 Capitol Boulevard S
|Israel House, 1936, Thurston County Assessor, Washington State Archives||Israel House today (2013), photo by Matt Kennelly|
The George Israel House on Capitol Way is one of the largest and finest houses in Olympia. Built in about 1904, it is a well-proportioned Foursquare structure with pairs of columns and a wide porch, surrounded by extensive landscaping. George Israel was the son of pioneer Thurston County commissioner William Israel. George attended college in California and then returned to practice law here. He was one of the best-known attorneys in the Pacific Northwest, presiding over numerous criminal proceedings including 30 murder cases. The house is on the local register.
For more on George Israel, see the Residents section of this website.