Location: 401 17th Ave SW
Women’s History; local register; South Capitol Neighborhood National Historic District
|Janet Moore House, 1957, Thurston County assessor, Southwest Regional Archives|
Janet Moore House today (2013), photo by Deb Ross
Janet Moore was one of the most prominent women in Olympia’s early history. Daughter of Philip D. Moore, himself a well-known Olympia pioneer, Janet was active in women’s rights issues, a charter member of the Woman’s Club, a preacher in the Unitarian Church, the establishment of the public library, later the Carnegie library, and a 40-year teacher in Olympia’s schools. She built this handsome Craftsman-style home overlooking the Deschutes Estuary in about 1911, and soon after, census data and directories show her brothers Lindley and Schooley living with her. Later on, her father moved into the household. The home is on the local register and located in the South Capitol Neighborhood National Historic District.
For more information about the Moores, see the Residents section of our website.