Location: 2013 Boundary St SE
Local Register; Wohleb
|Wisniewski House, late 1940s, Thurston County Assessor, Southwest Regional Archives|
Wisniewski House today (2014), photograph by Deb Ross
The charming but modest Wisniewski House was designed in around 1948 by Joseph Wohleb toward the end of his long illustrious career. It is a simple one story clapboard home with attached garage. Boundary Street was so named when it was the northern boundary of the city of Olympia. However, by the time this home was built, many smaller homes were filling in the buildable edges of what became Watershed Park. This may have been a rental, as the Wisniewski family are said to have lived in the Bailey House downtown until the 1980s.
The Wisniewski family is associated with several other buildings in the city, including the Liberty Cafe, which the family operated until the late 1940s; Bill’s Kitchen at 406 Fourth Ave E, which was destroyed in the Union Pacific train crash; and the Bailey House (Fertile Ground Guesthouse) which was occupied by the family for several years.