King County Landmarks: Gunnar T. and Anna Olson House (1912), Redmond

  • By Heather MacIntosh
  • Posted 1/01/2000
  • Essay 2362
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Address: 20015 NE 50th Street, Redmond. This single-story farmhouse constructed in the Happy Valley east of Redmond by Gunnar and Anna Olson is a fine example of a pattern book Craftsman bungalow. In addition to the house, the 3.5-acre property includes a garage, cement milk house, and barn. In the early 1900s, settlers such as the Olsons cleared the heavily wooded valley and established small subsistence farms. From the old valley road, which runs parallel to SR 202 on the south side of the valley, one can still (in 2000) see small farmhouses with surrounding pastures and small barns, as well as the historic grange hall, which reflect the valley's rural roots.


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