Location: 105 Olympic Way NW
Overhulse House 1939, Thurston County Assessor Photo, Washington State Archives
Overhulse House today (2010), photo by Deb Ross
Built on a fine location overlooking Olympia, the Overhulse House just across the Fourth Avenue bridge in West Olympia was in the second wave of construction on the Woodruff Subdivision in the late 1890s or early 1900s (dates vary in the records). It is a Victorian design, which might have been considered old fashioned when the house was built. It includes charming details such as sunburst brackets at the eaves, and decorative shingling. John Overhulse was a plasterer by trade, and his daughter Olive was a schoolteacher in the Olympia schools.
The home is on the local heritage register.
For more information follow these links:
Washington State Historical Society photographs (enter the following catalog numbers in Collections Search box):C19220.127.116.11.5
For more information about the Overhulse family, see the Residents section of this website
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