Ryan House

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Ryan House
Sumner WA - Ryan House 01.jpg
Ryan House is located in Washington (state)
Ryan House
Location Sumner, Washington
Coordinates 47°12′11.23″N 122°14′14.58″W / 47.2031194°N 122.2373833°W / 47.2031194; -122.2373833Coordinates: 47°12′11.23″N 122°14′14.58″W / 47.2031194°N 122.2373833°W / 47.2031194; -122.2373833
Built 1875
Architect Ryan,George; Avery,John
Architectural style Classical Revival
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP June 30, 1976

The Ryan House is a historic home in Sumner, Washington, United States. Originally a one-room cabin built by Fred Seaman, George Ryan, who became Sumner's first mayor in 1891, bought the property in 1872. Ryan added onto the house in 1875 and 1885. Ryan's family donated the property to be used as the Sumner Public Library in 1926.[2] The building housed the Sumner Public Library from 1926 to 1979, and now houses the Sumner Historical Society, which operates the house as the Ryan House Museum.[3]


  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Roberts 1999, p. 299
  3. ^ "City of Sumner - Ryan House". Retrieved 2008-02-19. 


  • Roberts, George; Roberts, Jan (1999). Discover Historic Washington State, Gem Guides Book Company, ISBN 1-889786-07-1.
  • Ryan, Amy M., The Sumner Story, copyright 1988, Sumner Historical Society

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