Location: 205 25th Ave SE
Local register; South Capitol National Historic Neighborhood; Diversity: Scandinavians

ossiananderson_1960Ossian Anderson House, 1960, Thurston County Assessor, Southwest Regional Archives
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOssian Anderson House today (2014), photo by Deb Ross

Ossian Anderson was the third brother to arrive in Olympia from Sweden to help found the Tumwater Lumber Mills kit home business. His stately home in the South Capitol Neighborhood was built around 1926. It is one of the most distinguished English Builder style homes built in the area, and local lore has it that it was intended as a showplace to sell the company’s ready-cut homes. For more information on the Tumwater Lumber Mills, see the Harmon House listing. 

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

Links:

Olympia Heritage inventory

South Capitol National Historic District

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