Location: 1307 Brawne Street NW
Local register

SchnablySchnably-Buckner House 1939, Thurston County Assessor, Washington State Archives Schnably BucknerSchnably-Buckner House today (2010) photograph courtesy of Luke Howard

The Schnably-Buckner House was built around 1885. Although some records date it as late as 1903, early historian Adah Dye believed it was built before the turn of the 20th century, which is consistent with its Queen Anne Style. It is one of the earlier homes in West Olympia, built during a period of great expansion in a subdivision laid out by Oscar Boutwell. Although it has many of the decorative features of a Queen Anne home, it is laid out in a fairly simple style with pleasing symmetry and scale. Nothing is known of the early residents of the home; the Buckner family seems to have consisted for some time of three brothers who were listed as “laborers” in city directories. The home has been well maintained and is on the local register.

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Olympia Heritage inventory

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

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