Paine House

Location: 428 Rogers St NW
local register, Rogers Street Historic District

paine_1937Paine House, 1937, Thurston County Assessor, Southwest Regional Archives OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPaine House today (2014), photo by Deb Ross

The Paine House is one of five homes on Rogers Street Northwest that were built about the same time by Tumwater Lumber Mills (TLM). TLM was founded by the Anderson brothers and provided precut homes that could be ordered from a catalogue. The company was widely successful, providing materials for hundreds of homes in Olympia alone. For more information on this company, see the listing for the Harmon House, or the Heritage inventory listing linked below. This house is on the local register in its own right, as well as being located in the Rogers Street Local Historic District, which was created to showcase the unique contributions of TLM to Olympia’s architectural history. The house was built about 1929. The cross-timbered detailing on the exterior qualifies the home as a “Tudor Revival” style rather than the English Revival style of its neighbors.

Additional resources:

Olympia Heritage inventory

Rogers Street Local Historic District


















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