Historic Photographs

Home

Search

Subject Browse
Browse by Subject >>

State/City Browse
Alaska
Alabama
Arkansas
Arizona
California
Colorado
Connecticut
District of Columbia
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Iowa
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Massachusetts
Maryland
Maine
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Mississippi
Montana
North Carolina
North Dakota
Nebraska
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
Nevada
New York
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Virginia
Vermont
Washington
Wisconsin
West Virginia
Wyoming


Home

>

Washington

>

Tumwater

>

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



See 35 maps of this location


B&W Photos

HB1212709

HB1212710

HB1212711

HB1212712

HB1212713

HB1212714

HB1212715

HB1212716

HB1212717

HB1212718

HB1212719

HB1212720

HB1212721

HB1212722


Data Pages


Drawings


Photo Caption Pages


Item Title


Location
703 Deschutes Way, Tumwater, WA

Find maps of Tumwater, WA


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


Back to Tumwater, Washington