By Karen Huwe
The Times 

Around the Valley: With Karen Huwe

Kirkman House Museum - Sheep to Shawl


October 12, 2023

Karen Huwe

WALLA WALLA - The Kirkman House on North Colville Street in Walla Walla was built between 1879 and 1889. William and Isabelle Kirkman moved into the house with their four surviving children, William Henry, Fanny Ann, Myrtle Belle, and Leslie Gilmore.

Around 1919, Mrs. Kirkman gave the house to Whitman College, and the college used the house as a dormitory. The college sold the house in the 1920s, and owners turned it into an apartment building. In the 1970s, The Historic Architectural Development Corporation (HAD) included restoring the Victorian house to its work in Walla Walla, and by 1989,...

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