Location: 1625 Sylvester St SW
Local register; South Capitol National Historic Neighborhood; Women’s History; Wohleb

mccully_1939McCully House 1939, Thurston County Assessor, Southwest Regional Archives
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMcCully House today (2014), photo by Deb Ross

Demonstrating the vast scope of his architectural repertoire, Joseph Wohleb designed this house for Merritt and Ethel McCully around 1921, shortly after their marriage. The home is an elegant Colonial Revival style, with a carport reflecting the new automotive era. It overlooks Capitol Lake, which was then the Deschutes Estuary. Mr. McCully was a reporter for the Tacoma newspaper and a statistician for the state. The home was owned by Robert (Bobby) Schmidt, president of Olympia Brewing Company, and then for a number of years by the Gadbaw family. Holly Gadbaw was a mayor of Olympia.

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

Olympia Heritage inventory

South Capitol National Historic District

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