Porter House

Location: 1803 Capitol Way S
Local register; South Capitol National Historic District

Porter House, 1939, Thurston County  Assessor, Washington State Archives Porter House today (2013), photo by Deb Ross

The Porter House on Capitol Way, was built around 1903 by Nathan Porter, who was an early pioneer photographer, teacher, territorial auditor, and  clerk. It was also occupied for several years by Christine Glidden Sylvester, the daughter and wife of two pioneer Olympia families. It is a handsome Foursquare style building and has been beautifully maintained. It is on the local heritage register, and is located in the South Capitol National Historic District.

Olympia heritage inventory

South Capitol National Historic District

For more on Nathan Porter and Christina Glidden Sylvester, see the Residents section of this website


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