Location: 2319 Water St SW
South Capitol National Historic Neighborhood; Diversity: Scandinavians

Karlanderson_1946Karl Anderson House, 1946, Thurston County Assessor, Southwest Regional Archives
Karl AndersonKarl Anderson House today (2015), photo by Deb Ross

Karl Anderson was the fifth of the seven Anderson brothers to arrive in Olympia from Sweden to help establish the Tumwater Lumber Mills. Unlike his brother Ossian, he did not choose to build a home to showcase the company’s line of ready-cut homes. Instead, in 1940 he built this fine example of the art moderne style, with its use of curved walls and glass block. For more information on the Tumwater Lumber Mills, see the Harmon House listing. 

The home is on the inventory but not the local register, and in the South Capitol National Historic District.


Olympia Heritage inventory

South Capitol National Historic District

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