Location: 2002 Capitol Way S
Local register; National South Capitol Historic District

Young House, 1936, Thurston County  Assessor, Washington State Archives Young House now (2013), photo by Deb Ross

This elegant Queen Anne home was built by Theodore D. Young, the son of an early Thurston County pioneer. Young was an early partner of developer Millard Lemon, but lost his fortune in the panic of 1893. According to the Thurston County assessor’s office, this house was built in about 1899. If so, it was during the brief period after the end of the panic and before Young left Olympia to manage his father’s cranberry fields in south Thurston County. The home was occupied thereafter by a number of prominent Olympia citizens. It is one of the finest and largest homes in the South Capital neighborhood. It is on the local register and part of the National South Capitol Historic District.

More information:

Olympia Heritage inventory

South Capitol National Historic Neighborhood

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