Coupeville’s Haller House – A Mysterious Portal to America Settling the Oregon Territory

 

Built in 1866 this home still holds the spirit and style of the 19th century.

Some 19 “Grand Dames” remain in Central Whidbey; homes built when Americans were expanding westward into the Oregon Territory. These homes possibly represent the greatest concentration of 19th century homes in the western U.S.
The Haller House, built by Colonel Granville Haller, is unique because the home was only lightly introduced to modern features such as indoor plumbing and electricity.

Today, the home sits abandoned but was purchased by Historic Whidbey, a group that will keep the house alive.  This is an exclusive look inside the house that was once a vital part of life in Coupeville.

The living room of the Haller House is nearly unchanged from when it was built
in Coupeville in 1866.

An antique doorknob on a wooden door. The knob, itself, is shiny and reflects the room.

The fireplace in the great room in the Haller House is reflected in a doorknob dating back to its original construction.

The Seattle Times Pacific NW Magazine Reports:

Can a Civil War soldier’s 150-year-old house on Whidbey Island be saved? (Story written before the house was purchased by Historic Whidbey.)

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