Location: 223 18th Ave SE
Local register, Wohleb
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Stentz House today (2013), photo by Deb Ross
Demonstrating the astounding breadth of architect Joseph Wohleb’s vision and abilities, this gem of a Craftsman bungalow was built in 1917, around the same time Wohleb was building the important Walker and Elks Club buildings, as well as much more imposing residences in the South Capitol neighborhood. This home epitomizes the comfortable simplicity, naturalness, and harmony of the Craftsman style. John B. Stentz was a manufacturer of flavoring extracts and medicinal supplies, under the name Buckeye Extract Co. The ubiquity of bottles and other merchandise bearing this name for sale on such sites as eBay attests to its success. Stentz’s plant was located north of State Avenue on Capitol Way.
The home is on the local register and located in the South Capitol National Historic Neighborhood.