History of 315 North Third Street, Walla Walla, WA

Legal Description: supplied by owner

N. 60′ of lots I & 2, Block 52 Shauble’s Addition to the City of Walla Walla

Title and Occupant History:

March 18. 1870–Philip Shauble sold all of Block 52 in Shauble’s Addition to Edward Sheil. (Deed Book 98. Page 83. hereinafter 98/83)

November 22. 1875–Edward Sheil sold lots I. 2. 3, 4 & 5 in Block 52 of Shauble�s Addition to J. F. Boyer for $228. (M/703)

John F. Boyer came to Walla Walla in 1862 and became a partner of his brother-in-law, Dorsey S. Baker, in the Baker & Boyer store. They later established the Baker-Boyer Bank which became a national, bank in 1889 with Mr. Boyer as its first president. (Frank T. Gilbert, Historic Sketches of Walla Walla. Whitman. Columbia & Garfield Counties. Washington Territory, Portland, Oregon, 1882, p. 3 of appendix and Robert A. Bennett, Walla Walla: Portrait of a Western Town, 1804-1899. Pioneer Press, 1890, pp. 73, 74, 143)

January 12. 1877–John F.& Sarah E. Boyer sold lots I & 2 of Block 52 to H. P. Isaacs for $125. (O/562)

Henry P. Isaacs started several flour mills in eastern Washington, Idaho, and Oregon. W. D. Lyman referred to him as ”the foremost miller on the Pacific coast” in his History of Walla Walla County (W. H. Lever, Publisher, 1901). He also successfully experimented with almost every variety of fruit and vegetable grown in the northern temperate zone and was a booster for Walla Walla, encouraging rail lines in the valley and introducing the bill that established the state penitentiary in Walla Walla.

June 20, 1885–H. P. & Lucie Isaacs sold lots I & 2 to J. C. Isaacs for $2000. (34/473)

March 22, 1888–J. C. Isaacs sold lots I & 2 to Bessie I. Savage. (40/246).

Construction of the House: the Walla Walla County Assessor lists the date of construction as 1896. Panoramic Views of Walla Walla produced in 1876 & 1884 seem to show a structure just to the south of that at 315 N. 3rd. The view produced in 1889 shows two or more structures along the west side of N. 3rd south of Oak St., but the northern most structure appears to be the one pictured in 1876 and 1884. (Robert A. Bennett, Walla Walla portrait of a Western Town. 1804-1899, pp. 91-92, 127-128, 145-146) The first listing of an owner at the address is in 1902 (see below).

December 21, 1900–Bessle I. Savage sold lots I & 2 to the Estate of H. P. Isaacs for $1500. (75/234)

February 27, 1901–Lucie Isaacs, et.- at sold the property in the legal description – to Margaret A. Thiel for $1500. (77/113)

Fred W. Thiel, husband of Margaret and a farmer, is first listed at 315 N. 3rd in Polk’s 1902 Walla Walla City & County Directory.

February 3, 1913–Fred W: Thiel quit claimed several tracts of land, including lots 1 & 2 in Block 52, to his wife Margaret A. Theil. (132/67)

December 14, 1915–Walter N. Thiel transfe-rred several tracts of land, including lots 1 & 2 in Block 52, to Margaret A. Thiel. (136/448)

January 8, 1918–Fred H. Thiel transferred his interest in lots I & 2 in Block 52, and the vacated part of the street (13 x 60� in legal description) to his mother Margaret A. Thiel. (137/507)

September 5, I 935–Walter N. Thiel and Fred H. Theil sold the property to G. B. Walters, widower. (Deed #216370)

June 14, 1938–G. B. Walters sold the property to Eugene A. Hawkins. (#235148)

Polk’s 1946 Walla Walla City & County Directory lists Eugene A. Hawkins as a building contractor residing at 315 3rd N.

August 19, 1941–Eugene A. & Mamie D. Hawkins transferred the property to Carmelita V. Hawkins, spinster. (#260324)

Polk’s 1948 directory lists Carmelita Hawkins as a stenographer at the S. E. Matthews Agency, Inc. residing at 315 3rd Ave. N.

September 15, 1948–Carmelita V. Hawkins sold the property to David & Marie E. Meier. (#314765)

June 10, 1949–Marie E. Meier transferred the title to her husband, David Meier. (#322639)

June11, 1949– David D. Meier sold the property to Edgar Patrick Jr., widower. (#322640)

Polk’s 1949-50 directory lists Edgar Patrick as a dealer in real estate and insurance with a home at 11 Newell.

January 9. 1950–Edgar Patrick, Jr. sold the property to B. M. & Ethel C. Van Donge. (#328803)

May 10. 1950-B. M. & Ethel C. Van Donge sold the property to W. V. & Ida May Page. (#332561)

Polk’s 1949-50 directory lists W. V. Page as a mechanic at White Bros. Co.

August 17. 1967-W. V. Page sold the property to Harlan D. Mauer. (#531590)

Hart’s 1968 Walla Walla Residents and Business directory lists Harlan Mauer as a cook at Bee�s XXX with a residence at 315 N. 3rd.

March 31. 1972–Harlan D.& Ruby L Mauer sold the property to Carl L. Harris. (#531263)

Hart’s 1973 directory lists Carl L. Harris as a real estate broker,

February 25. 1975–Carl L. Harris made a real estate contract with Snan & Joan Chindavat selling the property for $25.000. Joan Chindavat transferred title to her husband. Snan Chindavat. February 20. 1985 (#8501141).

Hart’s 1976 directory lists Joan Chindavat as an employee of Black Angus and Snan Chindavatas an insurance representative.

December 22. 1989–the real estate contract between Harris and the Chindavats is declared forfeit and title reverts to Carl L. Harris. (#8908567)

March 28. 1994–the Estate of Carl L. Harris sold the property to Satina Anziano. (#9403726)


prepared by Michael W. Smith. 12/94