Location: 426 17th Ave SE
Local register; South Capitol National Historic District
|John Dunbar House, undated, Thurston County Assessor, Southwest Regional Archives|
John 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.
For more information on the Dunbar family, see the Residents section of this website.