1885 – Wilkeson, WA

SOLD / Archived Post
Are you the new owner? Comment below, we'd love to say hi!
Added to OHD on 5/21/19   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   34 Comments

541 Church St, Wilkeson, WA 98396

Map: Street

  • $200,000
  • 6 Bed
  • 3 Bath
  • 5276 Sq Ft
  • 0.95 Ac.
Dreaming of that one of a kind property?! Here it is! Extremely RARE Opportunity to own a special piece of Washington History! Zoned as Residential & Commercial. This Large Historic Bldg sits on almost a 1 Ac lot. This once was busy Bed & Breakfast, Hotel, & Ice Cream Parlor. Inside you will find so many original features such as the wood, light fixtures, doors, windows, Bar from 1885, Commercial Stove, too much to list! Bring your tool belt & love for history to revive this beauty again!
Contact Information
Melissa Blattler, Keller Williams Realty
(253) 848-5304
Links, Photos & Additional Info

State: | Region:
Period & Associated Styles:
Features: , | Misc: , ,

34 Comments on 1885 – Wilkeson, WA

OHD does not represent this home. Comments are not monitored by the agent. Status, price and other details may not be current, verify using the listing links up top. Contact the agent if you are interested in this home.
  1. JamieK says: 21 comments

    So cool, but the mannequin and red bathtub are big nopes

  2. Karen I says: 169 comments

    For some reason I keep hearing a player piano as I look at these pictures. Wouldn’t it be great if this little town could be revived as some sort of quaint antiques village and this property could be the springboard for some kind of antiques journey every year.

    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2333 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central, NY

      Your first sentence about the player piano… Reminds me a bit of an old western saloon such as Gunsmoke’s The Longbranch. The mannequin looks like she’s had a few too many…

      • Rebecca Campbell says: 146 comments

        I have always had a weakness for cowboys/outlaws.. I just want to go and lay on that 1800s bar and try to absorb some of the history it has seen and who all has bellied up to it. Oh if only it could talk.

    • windywindy says: 3 comments

      The piano does have the scrolls and it will play endlessly. Kinda fun to see peoples faces that walk by and can hear it from inside the parlor. I think the piano will be a nice touch in the bar, which is my favorite room in the whole place. Hope you come check it out when I open it back up!!

  3. Elizabeth WElizabeth W says: 51 comments

    What an awesome house! Those mannequins are freaking me out but they sure add a layer of intrigue to it. LOVE that bar with the old cash register!

  4. Randy C says: 437 comments

    Not sure it would fit, but that bar would be awesome in my basement (wannabe man cave). Some nice pieces of furniture as well, but I digress. This has possibilities, probably for an antique shop, etc.

  5. Barbara N Kahl says: 54 comments

    I would like the stove, please!! This place is wonderful. The things I could do here! I have no idea what this part of the country is like, but I can dream!

    • Sue S. says: 273 comments

      What a fascinating property. Relatively close to Seattle, which is becoming so expensive I don’t know how anyone can afford to live there. FYI, if you buy this place and Mt. Rainer blows, you are toast!

  6. MichaelMichael says: 3291 comments
    1979 That 70's show
    Otis Orchards, WA

    That has to be the shortest tub I’ve ever seen! Cool town though!

  7. MarjaSMarjaS says: 24 comments
    1998 Cottage
    Hayden, ID

    So weird, I’m pretty sure I visited this place as a child in the 1980s. I grew up in another old mining town not too far away from Wilkeson.

  8. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12532 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Posted last year, reduced in price so moved it to the front page for another look. Comments above may be older.

    • KarenZKarenZ says: 1177 comments
      OHD Supporter

      I thought that I had seen it before and again, you almost made me spit out my Diet Pepsi with the comment about your skeleton’s face being pecked by the birds!!!

  9. natira121natira121 says: 818 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1877 Vernacular
    Columbia River Gorge, WA

    That awesome bar and the absolutely cool little shorty bath tub are worth the price alone! (well, damn near)

    What a wonderfully quirky place, and what fun to restore it!

    • ddbackerddbacker says: 485 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1971 Uninspired split-level
      Prairie Village, KS

      There was a bath tub like that in The Outlaw Josey Wales. The bad guys thought they had the drop on ol’ Clint but he had two pistols under the bathwater, naturally, and blasted ’em good!

  10. JRCJRC says: 145 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1929 Georgian
    Grand Rapids, MI

    Before it was a bed and breakfast it had another life! Article has a few more interior photos and history.

    • brigidbrigid says: 625 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1930 Eclectic Lake Cabin
      Smalltown, OK

      I knew I had seen this somewhere before. I love Messy Nessy and have subscribed to her for years.
      What an interesting historic place!

  11. ChrisICUChrisICU says: 690 comments

    That’s funny because I was thinking the bar visitor was more of a Belle Watlin

  12. BethsterBethster says: 814 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1927 Spanish Revival
    Richmond, VA

    I love that mirrored back bar! Also lots of other semi-permanent furnishings. And the mannequins.

  13. I want it and everything in it!

    • windywindy says: 3 comments

      I bought the place in Oct 2019, It is an amazing place. It is going to be so much work, but I cant wait to bring it back to life. I hope if you are ever in the area, please come check it out!!! I want the whole world to come fall in love with Wilkeson, just like I did.

  14. StacyStacy says: 470 comments
    1900 Maybe Craftsmen

    Well why not?! This is just awesome! Except the mannequins, they gotta go!

  15. My daddy was born in this house. Grandma ran a restaurant/bar on one side and Great grandma ran a boarding house on the other side. Great Grandma also told fortunes and had seances. My dad could remember it was his job to hide under the table and make it shake and raise up when the seances were going on. I’d like to think they weren’t there when it was a brothel.


Comment Here

To keep comments a friendly place for each other, owners and agents, comments that do not add value to the conversation in a positive manner will not be approved. Keep topics to the home, history, local attractions or general history/house talk.

Commenting means you've read and will abide by the comment rules.
Click here to read the comment rules, updated 1/12/20.

OHD does not represent this home. Price, status and other details must be independently verified. Do not contact the agent unless you are interested in the property.