Location: 909 Glass Ave NE
Kaler House, 1939, Thurston County Assessor’s photograph from Southwest Regional Archives
Kaler House today (2011), photo by Deborah Ross
The Kaler House is listed as being built about 1905 for grocer Cyrus Kaler, although historian Adah Dye believed it to be somewhat older. It is an example of a well-preserved “pioneer style” home in which the residents used a fairly basic frame and embellished it with Victorian style scrollwork, brackets, balustrades, and a variety of shingle styles. These were made possible by the existence of shingle mills with the equipment necessary to create artistic effects for more modest homes like these. The effect is comfort without ostentation. This home is listed on the local register. It is just across the street from the Bigelow House.
Washington State Historical Society photographs (enter the following catalog number in Collections Search box): C19126.96.36.199.3 (unscanned photo circa 1939)
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