Anderson, Olof House

Location: 410 Sherman St NW
Local register; Diversity: Scandinavians

olofanderson_1953Olof Anderson House, 1953, Thurston County Assessor, Southwest Regional ArchivesOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOlof Anderson House today (2014), photo by Deb Ross

This large colonial revival house was built in 1935 by Olof Anderson, the youngest of the Anderson brothers who emigrated from Sweden and founded Tumwater Lumber Mills (TLM). TLM made pre-cut homes that were sold throughout Olympia and the Pacific Northwest. Many of the homes in this northwest neighborhood are TLM homes, including the homes in the Rogers Street Historic Neighborhood  are are typically in the English Revival or Tudor Revival style. This house, however, is not a TRL home. Like his brother Edward, Olof chose a different style for his own home, which would have been much too large and unique to be included in one of the pre-cut catalogue designs. The home is well maintained and on the local register.

Additional resources:

Olympia Heritage inventory

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