National Register of Historic Places listings in Walla Walla County, Washington

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This list presents the full set of buildings, structures, objects, sites, or districts designated on the National Register of Historic Places in Walla Walla County, Washington, and offers brief descriptive information about each of them. The National Register recognizes places of national, state, or local historic significance across the United States.[1] Out of over 90,000 National Register sites nationwide,[2] Washington is home to approximately 1,500,[3] and 32 of those are found partially or wholly in Walla Walla County.

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted June 16, 2017.[4]

Current listings[edit]

[5] Name on the Register Image Date listed[6] Location City or town Description
1 Max Baumeister Building
Max Baumeister Building
November 22, 2000
(#00001448)
27 W Main
46°03′59″N 118°20′20″W / 46.066389°N 118.338889°W / 46.066389; -118.338889 (Max Baumeister Building)
Walla Walla Built in 1889 by real-estate and insurance agent Max Baumeister, the building is an example of Late Victorian commercial architecture with Italianate detailing. It has housed a variety of retail shops and professional offices over the years.[7][8]
2 John F. Boyer House
John F. Boyer House
August 11, 1980
(#80004011)
204 Newell St.
46°03′45″N 118°22′08″W / 46.0625°N 118.368889°W / 46.0625; -118.368889 (John F. Boyer House)
Walla Walla The 1883 Victorian Stick Style house was built by John Boyer, a pioneer banker who came from San Francisco.[9] Currently under private ownership.[10]
3 William Perry Bruce House Upload image
November 20, 1975
(#75001878)
318 Main St.
46°16′07″N 118°09′15″W / 46.268611°N 118.154167°W / 46.268611; -118.154167 (William Perry Bruce House)
Waitsburg Built in the Victorian Italianate style in 1883 by William Perry Bruce, a founding settler of Waitsburg. Now the Bruce Memorial Museum, run by the Waitsburg Historical Society.[11]
4 Norman Francis Butler House
Norman Francis Butler House
November 12, 1992
(#92001586)
207 E Cherry St.
46°04′16″N 118°20′18″W / 46.071111°N 118.338333°W / 46.071111; -118.338333 (Norman Francis Butler House)
Walla Walla A prime example of Late Victorian Queen Anne architecture, the house was built by Norman Francis Butler in 1882 for his wife.[12] Currently a private residence.[13]
5 Dacres Hotel
Dacres Hotel
November 5, 1974
(#74001984)
207 W Main St.
46°03′56″N 118°20′27″W / 46.065556°N 118.340833°W / 46.065556; -118.340833 (Dacres Hotel)
Walla Walla Built in the Victorian Italianate style, in 1899 James E. Dacres opened a first-class hotel in Walla Walla, which operated until 1963.[9][14] Currently houses the CrossRoads Steakhouse.[15]
6 Dixie High School Upload image
July 23, 1981
(#81000593)
10520 E Hwy. 12
46°08′31″N 118°08′55″W / 46.141944°N 118.148611°W / 46.141944; -118.148611 (Dixie High School)
Dixie Designed by the Walla Walla architectural firm of Osterman and Siebert and built in 1921, it remained a high school until 1941. Now houses Dixie Elementary School.[16]
7 Electric Light Works Building
Electric Light Works Building
January 4, 2012
(#11001013)
111 N 6th Ave.
46°03′56″N 118°20′43″W / 46.065472°N 118.345317°W / 46.065472; -118.345317 (Electric Light Works Building)
Walla Walla Designed by Henry Osterman, the plant was originally built in 1890 to produce coal gas and pipe it underground into homes and businesses. It was later converted to generate electricity. Now home to the Power House Theater.[17][18]
8 Fort Walla Walla Historic District
Fort Walla Walla Historic District
April 16, 1974
(#74001985)
77 Wainwright Dr.
46°03′09″N 118°21′31″W / 46.0525°N 118.358611°W / 46.0525; -118.358611 (Fort Walla Walla Historic District)
Walla Walla Fort Walla Walla was built on its present site in 1859, and housed troops until its closure in 1910. Fifteen buildings built between 1858 and 1906 remain standing on the property.[19] Today the site contains a 208-acre city park, the Fort Walla Walla Museum, and the Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center.[20][21]
9 Green Park School Upload image
November 8, 1990
(#90001604)
1105 Isaacs Ave.
46°04′28″N 118°19′20″W / 46.074444°N 118.322222°W / 46.074444; -118.322222 (Green Park School)
Walla Walla Designed by Henry Osterman and built in 1905, the school is an example of Renaissance Revival architecture.[22] It remains Green Park Elementary School today.[23]
10 Johnson Bridge
Johnson Bridge
July 16, 1982
(#82004302)
Touchet North Rd (spans Touchet River)
46°07′22″N 118°38′57″W / 46.122778°N 118.649167°W / 46.122778; -118.649167 (Johnson Bridge)
Lowden Designed by E.R. Smith and built by the Walla Walla County engineering department in 1929, the bridge spans the Touchet River.[24] Replaced by a new bridge in 2007.
11 Kirkman House
Kirkman House
December 27, 1974
(#74001986)
214 N Colville St.
46°04′13″N 118°20′23″W / 46.070278°N 118.339722°W / 46.070278; -118.339722 (Kirkman House)
Walla Walla The oldest residence in Walla Walla, the brick Italianate Victorian style house was built by William Kirkman in 1880, and was home to three generations of his descendants. Today it serves as the Kirkman House Museum and Textile Center.[25][26]
12 Liberty Theater
Liberty Theater
April 29, 1993
(#93000358)
50 E Main St.
46°04′03″N 118°20′10″W / 46.0675°N 118.336111°W / 46.0675; -118.336111 (Liberty Theater)
Walla Walla An example of Craftsman and Moderne architecture, the building was designed by Osterman and Siebert, originally opening in 1917 as the American Theater. Now a Macy's department store.[27][28]
13 Lower Snake River Archaeological District Upload image
October 29, 1984
(#84000471)
Address restricted[29]
Burbank
14 George Ludwigs House
George Ludwigs House
April 12, 1982
(#82004303)
125 Newell St.
46°03′50″N 118°19′55″W / 46.063889°N 118.331944°W / 46.063889; -118.331944 (George Ludwigs House)
Walla Walla Local businessman George Ludwigs commissioned William Meyer in 1904 to design the house for the Luwigs family. The house, an example of Craftsman and Shingle Style architecture, is currently a private residence.[30]
15 Marcus Whitman Hotel
Marcus Whitman Hotel
November 30, 1999
(#99001461)
107 N. Second Ave.
46°04′10″N 118°20′24″W / 46.069444°N 118.34°W / 46.069444; -118.34 (Marcus Whitman Hotel)
Walla Walla
16 Memorial Building, Whitman College
Memorial Building, Whitman College
December 3, 1974
(#74001987)
345 Boyer Ave.
46°04′16″N 118°19′42″W / 46.071111°N 118.328333°W / 46.071111; -118.328333 (Memorial Building, Whitman College)
Walla Walla
17 Miles C. Moore House Upload image
November 13, 1989
(#89001949)
720 Bryant
46°03′22″N 118°19′04″W / 46.056111°N 118.317778°W / 46.056111; -118.317778 (Miles C. Moore House)
Walla Walla Originally built in 1883, the home of Territorial Governor Miles Moore and his family.[31]
18 Northern Pacific Railway Passenger Depot
Northern Pacific Railway Passenger Depot
December 6, 1990
(#90001862)
416 N. Second Ave.
46°04′15″N 118°20′30″W / 46.070833°N 118.341667°W / 46.070833; -118.341667 (Northern Pacific Railway Passenger Depot)
Walla Walla
19 Osterman House
Osterman House
October 19, 1983
(#83004274)
508 Lincoln St.
46°03′57″N 118°19′31″W / 46.065833°N 118.325278°W / 46.065833; -118.325278 (Osterman House)
Walla Walla
20 Preston Hall
Preston Hall
January 12, 1993
(#92001590)
600 Main St.
46°15′59″N 118°09′12″W / 46.266389°N 118.153333°W / 46.266389; -118.153333 (Preston Hall)
Waitsburg
21 Saturno-Breen Truck Garden Upload image
March 1, 1982
(#82004301)
East of College Place on Rt. 5
46°03′04″N 118°22′42″W / 46.051111°N 118.378333°W / 46.051111; -118.378333 (Saturno-Breen Truck Garden)
College Place
22 Small-Elliott House
Small-Elliott House
March 1, 1982
(#82004304)
314 E. Poplar St.
46°04′03″N 118°19′50″W / 46.0675°N 118.330556°W / 46.0675; -118.330556 (Small-Elliott House)
Walla Walla
23 U.S. Post Office – Walla Walla Main
U.S. Post Office – Walla Walla Main
May 30, 1991
(#91000660)
128 N. Second St.
46°04′06″N 118°20′20″W / 46.068333°N 118.338889°W / 46.068333; -118.338889 (U.S. Post Office – Walla Walla Main)
Walla Walla
24 Waitsburg High School
Waitsburg High School
April 25, 2001
(#01000431)
421 Coopei St.
46°16′01″N 118°09′05″W / 46.266944°N 118.151389°W / 46.266944; -118.151389 (Waitsburg High School)
Waitsburg
25 Waitsburg Historic District
Waitsburg Historic District
March 31, 1978
(#78002784)
Main St.
46°16′19″N 118°09′11″W / 46.271944°N 118.153056°W / 46.271944; -118.153056 (Waitsburg Historic District)
Waitsburg
26 Walla Walla Public Library
Walla Walla Public Library
November 20, 1974
(#74001988)
109 S. Palouse St.
46°04′03″N 118°19′44″W / 46.0675°N 118.328889°W / 46.0675; -118.328889 (Walla Walla Public Library)
Walla Walla Designed by Henry Osterman. Now the Carnegie Art Center.[32]
27 Walla Walla Valley Traction Company Car Barn
Walla Walla Valley Traction Company Car Barn
December 7, 1989
(#89002097)
1102 W. Cherry
46°04′04″N 118°21′24″W / 46.067778°N 118.356667°W / 46.067778; -118.356667 (Walla Walla Valley Traction Company Car Barn)
Walla Walla Originally Walla Walla's streetcar and train facility. Now the Canoe Ridge Vineyard tasting room.[33]
28 Washington School
Washington School
November 21, 1991
(#91001737)
501 N. Cayuse
46°04′06″N 118°21′02″W / 46.068333°N 118.350556°W / 46.068333; -118.350556 (Washington School)
Walla Walla
29 Whitehouse-Crawford Planing Mill
Whitehouse-Crawford Planing Mill
March 3, 2000
(#00000189)
212 N. 3rd Ave.
46°04′07″N 118°21′00″W / 46.068611°N 118.35°W / 46.068611; -118.35 (Whitehouse-Crawford Planing Mill)
Walla Walla Built in 1904 as a woodworking mill. Now the Seven Hills Winery.[34]
30 Whitman Mission National Historic Site
Whitman Mission National Historic Site
October 15, 1966
(#66000749)
6 mi (9.7 km). West of Walla Walla off U.S. 410
46°02′24″N 118°27′41″W / 46.04°N 118.461389°W / 46.04; -118.461389 (Whitman Mission National Historic Site)
Walla Walla
31 Windust Caves Archaeological District Upload image
October 29, 1984
(#84000479)
Address restricted[29]
Windust
32 YMCA Building – Walla Walla Upload image
February 2, 2015
(#14001245)
28 S. Spokane Street
46°04′05″N 118°20′08″W / 46.068022°N 118.335547°W / 46.068022; -118.335547 (YMCA Building – Walla Walla)
Walla Walla

Former listing[edit]

[5] Name on the Register Image Date listed Date removed Location City or town Summary
1 Adolph Schwarz Building Upload image
1976
(#76002273)
Unknown
27-33 E. Main St.
Walla Walla Demolished in 1976[35]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andrus, Patrick W.; Shrimpton, Rebecca H.; et al. (2002), How to Apply the National Register Criteria for Evaluation, National Register Bulletin (15), National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, retrieved June 20, 2014 .
  2. ^ National Park Service, National Register of Historic Places Program: Research, retrieved January 28, 2015 .
  3. ^ Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, Washington Information System for Architectural and Archaeological Records Data (WISAARD), retrieved February 14, 2015 .
  4. ^ "National Register of Historic Places: Weekly List Actions". National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved on June 16, 2017.
  5. ^ a b Numbers represent an ordering by significant words. Various colorings, defined here, differentiate National Historic Landmarks and historic districts from other NRHP buildings, structures, sites or objects.
  6. ^ The eight-digit number below each date is the number assigned to each location in the National Register Information System database, which can be viewed by clicking the number.
  7. ^ Montgomery Buell (29 September 2000). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Max Baumeister Building" (PDF). National Park Service. 
  8. ^ Monahan, Susan (26 September 2011). "The Baumeister Building, Made With Metal". Tourism Walla Walla. Retrieved 26 July 2012. 
  9. ^ a b Katherine Weingart (June 2003). "Historic Homes Trail Guide" (PDF). Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
  10. ^ Ann Hinckley Costello (March 1980). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: John F. Boyer House" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
  11. ^ Robert Wayne Hergert (12 March 1975). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: William Perry Bruce House" (PDF). National Park Service. 
  12. ^ Gary Wasemiller; Penny Andres (June 1992). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Butler, Norman Francis,House" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
  13. ^ "207 East Cherry St, Walla Walla". Trulia. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
  14. ^ James Wayne Hergert (5 July 1974). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Dacres Hotel" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
  15. ^ Gurriere, Joe (27 September 2010). "What’s new in Walla Walla". Walla Walla Lifestyles. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
  16. ^ Vickie Easery (December 1980). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Dixie High School" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
  17. ^ "Power House Theater: Powerful Beginnings, A History". Power House Theater Walla Walla. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  18. ^ Allyson Brooks (30 January 2012). "Letter to The Honorable Barbara Clark" (PDF). State of Washington, Department of Archeology and Historic Preservation. p. 8. Retrieved 26 July 2012. 
  19. ^ Greg Hranac; Glen Lindeman (23 January 1974). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Fort Walla Walla Historic District" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 26 July 2012. 
  20. ^ "Park Facilities and Maps - Walla Walla". City of Walla Walla, Washington. Retrieved 26 July 2012. 
  21. ^ Denfeld, Duane Colt (9 July 2011). "Fort Walla Walla". Historylink.org. Retrieved 26 July 2012. 
  22. ^ K. Austin (May 1990). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Green Park School" (pdf). National Park Service. Retrieved 27 July 2012. 
  23. ^ "Green Park Elementary School: History". Walla Walla Public Schools. 2010. Retrieved 27 July 2012. 
  24. ^ Lisa Soderberg (November 1979). "National Architectural and Engineering Record: Johnson Bridge" (PDF). U.S. Department of the Interior: Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
  25. ^ Robert Wayne Hergert (5 July 1974). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Kirkman House" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  26. ^ Monahan, Susan. "The Kirkman Family Synopsis". Kirkman House Museum. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  27. ^ Kay Austin (1 December 1992). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Liberty Theater" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  28. ^ Flom, Eric L. (23 December 2005). "American Theater in Walla Walla opens on August 25, 1917". Historylink.org. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  29. ^ a b Federal and state laws and practices restrict general public access to information regarding the specific location of sensitive archeological sites in many instances. The main reasons for such restrictions include the potential for looting, vandalism, or trampling. See: Knoerl, John; Miller, Diane; Shrimpton, Rebecca H. (1990), Guidelines for Restricting Information about Historic and Prehistoric Resources, National Register Bulletin (29), National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, OCLC 20706997 .
  30. ^ Ann Hinkley Costello (June 1980). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: George Ludwigs House" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 24 August 2012. 
  31. ^ Corliss, Bryan (1995-11-21). "Walla Walla Is Fertile Ground For B&B Inns". Seattle Times. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  32. ^ Becker, Paula (13 August 2007). "Walla Walla Public Library building is dedicated on December 13, 1905". Historylink.org. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  33. ^ "Canoe Ridge - Tasting Room". Canoe Ridge Vineyard. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  34. ^ "Visiting Seven Hills Winery". Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  35. ^ http://wallawalladrazanphotos.blogspot.com/2013/08/arcadia-dance-hall-upstairs-in-schwarz.html

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