Location: 1126 Olympia Ave NE
Local register, Olympia Avenue Local Historic District
|Thomas Clark House 1970, Thurston County Assessor, Southwest Regional Archives|
Thomas Clark House today (2014), Photo by Deb Ross
The Thomas Clark House was built at the corner of Olympia Avenue and Puget Street in 1900. It is an excellent example of the fairly spare Pioneer style that also took advantage of new techniques in wood turning that allowed the addition of decorative shingling, turned wood columns with cornice panels. Thomas Clark was already elderly when he built this home, and his daughter and son-in-law shared the home with him. In 1940 a substantial addition was built to the rear of the home. It is on the local register, as well as located in the Olympia Avenue Local Historic District.