Dunbar, John House

Location: 426 17th Ave SE
Local register; South Capitol National Historic District

johndunbarthenJohn Dunbar House, undated, Thurston County Assessor, Southwest Regional Archives
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJohn Dunbar House today (2014), photo by Deb Ross

As the son of Supreme Court Justice Ralph O. Dunbar, and nephew of attorney Daniel Bigelow, and Justice of the Peace George Byrd, John Dunbar had legal blood coursing through his veins. He rose through the ranks of public legal service to become Attorney General for ten years beginning in 1923. As such, he presided over legal issues surrounding the completion of the Capitol Campus plan.

He and his wife Marie chose to live in the fashionable Maple Park subdivision, in this bungalow dating from 1920.

The home is on the local heritage register, and is located in the South Capitol National Historic Neighborhood.

Olympia Heritage inventory

South Capitol National Historic District

For more information on the Dunbar family, see the Residents section of this website.



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