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Charles Nelson House

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1873, Charles Nelson, builder. 33417 Territory Rd.
  • (Photograph by Laura Richardson)
  • (Photograph by J. Philip Gruen)
  • (Photograph by J. Philip Gruen)

The Charles Nelson House is one of the smallest dwellings in Oysterville’s Historic District. It is located just south of the Ned Osborne House, at the southern tip of the district on Territory Road. Along with the nearby Captain Stream House, the Nelson House is a cottage with shallow gable roofs and double-hung windows. It features a 384-square-foot floorplan, with only three rooms. Despite the small configuration, Nelson and his wife raised seven children in this residence. An addition was built behind the house at a later date.

Writing Credits

Laura Richardson
J. Philip Gruen
Robert R. Franklin



  • 1873

    Design and construction

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

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