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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Olmstead House, 819 Shipping St. NE, (D)

On land originally belonging to the Paulus family, this may was an early parsonage of the nearby Jason Lee Methodist Church. From 1932 through 1945, James N. and Sarah Olmsted lived here and she continued to do so as widow until 1954, taking in relatives or boarders. One of these, Leo Weir, owned the property from 1957 until 1972. The house retains what may have be its original appearance with broad front porch typical of bungalows in the time it was built.

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