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Nathaniel Crosby III House, 703 Deschutes Way, Tumwater, Thurston County, WA



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B&W Photos

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General View Looking Northwest

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East Front

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Kitchen Addition, East Porch

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General View Looking Southeast

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Rear, Kitchen Wing And Addition

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Kitchen Wing, South Porch

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Front (east) Door Detail

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South Door Detail

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First Floor, Parlor, East Wall

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First Floor, Parlor, West Wall, Fireplace Detail

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First Floor, Sitting Room Looking Through Double Door To Dining Room

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First Floor, Entrance Hall, Staircase

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Second Floor, Northeast Bedroom

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Second Floor, Southwest Bedroom


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Item Title


Location
703 Deschutes Way, Tumwater, WA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS WA-162
Building/structure dates: 1854 initial construction
Significance: The significance of the Crosby House lies in its association with an early and prominent Tumwater family and its interesting vernacular manifestation of the transition from Greek Revival to Gothic Revival architectural styles. Its builder, Nathaniel Crosby III, was the son of a merchant sea captain, Nathaniel Crosby Jr., who brought much of his family to Tumwater in 1850. He was a nephew of Clanrick Crosby, owner of a general store and grist, flour, and saw mills along Tumwater Falls on the Deschutes River. Built in 1854 for his new bride, Cordelia Jane Smith, the house is plank wall construction covered with clapboards. Its most distinguishing exterior features are the steeply pitched roof and ornamental bargeboards.

Subjects
Houses
Wooden Buildings
Domestic Life


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST
2. EAST FRONT
3. KITCHEN ADDITION, EAST PORCH
4. GENERAL VIEW LOOKING SOUTHEAST
5. REAR, KITCHEN WING AND ADDITION
6. KITCHEN WING, SOUTH PORCH
7. FRONT (EAST) DOOR DETAIL
8. SOUTH DOOR DETAIL
9. FIRST FLOOR, PARLOR, EAST WALL
10. FIRST FLOOR, PARLOR, WEST WALL, FIREPLACE DETAIL
11. FIRST FLOOR, SITTING ROOM LOOKING THROUGH DOUBLE DOOR TO DINING ROOM
12. FIRST FLOOR, ENTRANCE HALL, STAIRCASE
13. SECOND FLOOR, NORTHEAST BEDROOM
14. SECOND FLOOR, SOUTHWEST BEDROOM


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