Location: 124 Foote St. NW
|Van Etten House 1957, Thurston County Assessor, Southwest Regional Archives|
Van Etten House today (2013), photograph by Deb Ross
The Van Etten, or Justice Clyde Jeffers, house, was built in 1938 in an unusual combination of French electic and English Revival styles. It was constructed by local builder and lumberman John Van Etten, who was involved in the building of several other homes in West Olympia. The house uses a variety of building materials, including stucco at ground level and wood with decorative shingling above. Its first resident was State Supreme Court Justice Clyde Jeffers and his wife, who lived here only one or two years. This home is on the local register.