Location: 113 17th St SE
Local register, South Capitol National Historic District

Troy House, 1939, photo from Thurston County Assessor, Washington State Archives  Troy House

Troy House today (2010) photograph by
Deb Ross 

This understated yet comfortable and elegant Queen Anne cottage was the home of Preston M. Troy, who graduated from the Olympia Collegiate Institute and went on to play a large role in Olympia politics and business, serving for a time as city and prosecuting attorney. The home retains many of its attractive features and is located in the South  Capitol National Historic District. It is on the local register in its own right. Sources place its built date between 1893 and 1896.

Additional links:

Olympia Heritage inventory

South Capitol Neighborhood National Historic District 

Washington State Historical Society photograph (enter the following catalog numbers in Collections Search box): C1964.

For more information on the Troy family, see the Residents section of the website

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