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Tom Crellin House

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1869, Tom Crellin, builder. 3504 Oysterville Rd.
  • (Photograph by J. Philip Gruen)
  • (Photograph by J. Philip Gruen)
  • (Photograph by J. Philip Gruen)

Tom Crellin’s farmhouse is situated directly north of his brother John’s house in the north-central section of the Oysterville Historic District, and is believed to have been built a year or two later. It is similar to the John Crellin House in plan and elevation, but is somewhat more decorative.

The Tom Crellin House features a cross-gabled plan, which was apparently brought from the brothers’ birthplace on the Isle of Man. Similar to his brother’s house, the Tom Crellin House was built from redwood milled in California and shipped by schooner to Oysterville. However, it features a more decorative gable and intricate scrollwork. An addition, running both perpendicular and parallel to the original structure, was added at a later date.

Writing Credits

Laura Richardson
J. Philip Gruen
Robert R. Franklin



  • 1869

    Design and construction

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Laura Richardson, "Tom Crellin House", [Oysterville, Washington], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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